American Injection Molding Institute to Resume Courses at Polymers Center Post-Pandemic

polymers center facility

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person gatherings, the American Injection Molding Institute (AIM) is back to hosting courses at the Polymers Center.

AIM, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers over a dozen courses in their classroom as well as various online classes, a state-registered Plastics Processing apprenticeship program, the ANAB-Accredited Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program, ANAB-Accredited Molders Series courses, and now have returned the offering of traveling instruction around the globe, including to the Polymers Center in Charlotte. The Polymers Center was established in 1972 via funding provided through UNCC’s Industrial Extension Service Program, with the goal of furthering knowledge, offering technical assistance, and helping businesses in the plastics industry.

AIM and the Polymers Center

The collaboration between both organizations started in 2018, but was halted in 2020 due to the pandemic. David Rose, a Senior Instructor and Researcher at AIM, said, “I’m looking forward to being back in the Queen City providing AIM’s injection molding curriculum at the Polymers Center. Prior to COVID-19, AIM courses were held regularly at the Polymers Center and always had a good turnout.”

The Polymers Center will host AIM’s four Development Courses: Plastics 101, Injection Molding, Mold Design, and Moldflow Simulation. “The Polymers Center has a very nice facility that includes an injection molding lab and a separate classroom space which provides for a balance of skills-based and knowledge-based education,” Rose continued. “I’m very pleased that we have rekindled our relationship with the Polymers Center.”

Jennifer Schmidt, AIM’s Senior Moldflow Instructor, is looking forward to teaching in Charlotte. “We’re happy to be expanding our class offering,” she said. “I’m excited for my first class at the Polymers Center! Understanding and Applying Moldflow Simulation is a great course for anyone who sees a lot of Moldflow reports, but wants a deeper understanding of the capabilities of the software and how to interpret results.”

These courses are an excellent resource for professionals seeking focused, subject-specific knowledge.

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