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Since our inception, the AIM Institute has been driven by the mission of advancing the injection molding industry. Our educational and training courses are rooted in research and are designed to help students solve problems using critical thinking by expanding their knowledge and skills.

If you are looking for the next level of education and training for the plastic injection molding industry, you are in the right place.

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You should put the same amount of diligence into choosing your training provider as you do your manufacturing and supplier partners if you are investing in your employees’ education.


"[AIM Institute] has given me the abilitity to critically solve prolems involving significant scrap reduction. It also provided the confidence and ability to challen others to use scientific data to solve problems."

_Mike Busser,

Innovation Center Process Engineer - EVCO
"I have learned more in these 40 weeks than I have in 10 years in the industry. I have already utilized knowledge learned here to solve work problems internally as well customer issues. It has been well worth the experience and I encourage anyone I cross paths with to spend time with the AIM Institute and learn from THE BEST."

_Johnathan R. Flagg,

Product Developer - SABIC
"Whatever your knowledge of injection molding is, whether you are in purchasing, production support, or research and development, you will all gain something extremely valuable from this (Injection Molding Development) course. I have received nothing but positive feedback from all divisions of our company after hosting this training. I highly recommend bringing this valuable knowledge into the hands of your teams."

_Jesse Austin,

Sr. Industrial Engineer - W.L. Gore
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“AIM has extremely knowledgeable instructors. Some of the most brilliant minds I have encountered in 20 years in Injection Molding. The knowledge I have gained is invaluable. You have a program that is going to change the industry. The education is better than anything I learned in school 20 years ago. Honestly the last 4 hours and flow groups in the molding portion (of PTE) was worth the cost of the course. I have already used that to assist in 2 issues. Having a foundation to understand WHY things happen the way they do is huge. Using all the building blocks AIM has provided this far has changed my thought process. That I’d say is the biggest benefit.”

_Chad Johnson,

Senior Process Engineer - Phillips Medisize
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“The American Injection Molding Institute has delivered a curriculum which offers the plastics industry a new standard of professional and technical education. By listening to the needs of industry and bridging the gap between university preparation and schedule driven product industrialization, AIM provides the auto industry immediate value for professional development investment. The comprehensive balance at AIM between product design, material science, tooling and manufacturing process validation, aligns with the real challenges inherent to all plastic product development.”

_Ron Daul,

Director Global Polymer Center & Additive Manufacturing - General Motors
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"The [Moldflow 101] course went above and beyond what I expected, and it was laid out in a way that was easy to understand. This course was very informative and insightful, and provided very valuable knowledge to our company. Most of the students attending had little to no experience in injection molding, and all walked away with a good understanding of the basic concepts. Jenn was a fantastic instructor! She presented the content in a way that was easy to understand. We were especially impressed with how well she answered all of our questions! It was very evident Jenn is incredibly knowledgeable about the subject, and her expertise in teaching. I really liked the student engagement that was worked into the course. Being able to provide answers, and explanations of those answers, really challenged us to think critically about the content."

_Sam Body,

Materials Engineer II - SpaceX
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"At Cepheid, nothing short of exceeding our customer’s expectation each and every time is considered acceptable. It takes world-class methods, behaviors, and practices from top-notch talented people to achieve those types of goals. The PTE Certificate Program from AIM has been a foundation of both the training plans and continuous improvement rigor we apply to our personnel development and our approaches to design, development, and validation of injection molded components."

_Patrick Kippes,

Director Component and Tool Engineering - Cepheid
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"I want to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed the PTE Program. Walking in, I had a very limited understanding of how this whole plastics world works. I would see quality issues and would say go fix it. Now I know it’s not that easy. I don’t have to look at the team with a blank stare anymore. I now know and understand what they are talking about, and I can be an active member of problem solving vs a translator to the customer in hopes I got it right. This program is fantastic and I am honored to be an alumni. Thanks for everything."

_LeeAnn Thompson,

Quality Manager - Thogus
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"I want to personally thank you for coming together and creating the content for the Processing section of the PTE Program. Directly because of the knowledge gained in this course, I was able to assist in solving a major production problem last week that was not only costing us lost time and money, but was causing repeated damage to a complicated tool. This course contained the techniques, principals and enough practical application to give me the confidence and ability to correctly diagnose and correct a poorly set up process."

_Jim Putnam,

Mold / Tooling Engineer - Whelen
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"I found the PTE Program to be everything I thought it would be and so much more. The content, staff and execution was meticulously thought out. I am walking away from this experience with far more than I could have ever hoped and find myself using the imparted knowledge on an almost daily basis. Thanks to John and yourself for seeing the need and developing this great program. Also, please pass on my thanks to the entire AIM staff for a job well done."

_Josh Smith,

Mechanical Engineer - ENGEL
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