Welcome to AIM
The American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute provides education and training to the plastic injection molding industry. AIM is headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania at 6100 West Ridge Road.
We are home to our industry’s only ANAB-Accredited training programs:
- Our unique Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program – the most comprehensive plastics training available outside of a university.
- Molders’ Series training program – hands-on training for molders with three levels of education designed around a molder’s roles and responsibilities within an organization.
We also offer online training options, subject-focused Development Courses, and Autodesk Moldflow training for analysts of all skill levels and for non-analysts looking to better understand Moldflow’s capabilities.
OUR HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY
AIM was founded by John Beaumont, Plastics Hall-of-Famer and former chair of the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Penn State Erie, where he also played an integral role in developing the program and its curriculum.
When John returned to injection molding after he patented his MeltFlipper® technology, he recognized that there was a large skills gap in the industry. Many professionals did not have a formal education in plastics, and those with a plastics background had very few options for refining or furthering their skills. Overall, outside of a university, the options for professional education were limited.
Drawing from his extensive educational background, John set out to develop educational and training programs that exceeded the status quo. He curated an Instructor Team with unrivaled industry and experience to help him achieve that goal.
Since our inception in 2015, AIM has been driven by that mission of truly advancing the injection molding industry.
We work very closely with our customers, including those of our parent company Beaumont Technologies, to understand the industry’s knowledge gaps and develop educational content that fills those needs.
In addition, all of our course content is based on the latest research available, much of which is conducted within our own walls. We continuously revise and update our content to make sure what we are teaching is relevant and based on the latest industry technologies and trends.
The mission of the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute, LLC is to help advance the injection molding industry by striving to deliver the highest quality, high-level educational programs to practicing professional involved in the design, development, and manufacture of plastic parts.
The educational programs provided by the AIM Institute are to be founded in science, engineering, technology, and research, with the objective to develop the critical thinking skills essential to innovation, technological advancements, and the development of root cause solutions.