AIM’s Molding Math course was developed based on needs identified in our Molding 2 Enrollment Evaluation.
On average, the molders taking this evaluation were scoring at a 34%, which was creating challenges for students in our Molders’ Series courses.
This course approaches math from a practical standpoint and is designed to give students an overview of various principles and applications directly related to the injection molding industry, including but not limited to:
Students will be assigned homework each day and are provided an answer key so they can check their work. In addition, AIM will provide a detailed worksheet (upon an individual student’s request) that outlines the steps required to solve each homework problem.
- Working with a calculator
- Significant figures as applied to molding
- Rounding values
- Applying tolerances
- Understanding variables
- Rearranging formulas
- Impact of exponents
- Order of operations
- Clamp tonnage
- Shot size (weight & volume)
- Mold shrinkage
- Screw area
- Barrel volume
- Intensification ratio
- Understanding molding graphs
- Material usage & dryer capacity
- Coolant flow rate and Reynold’s Number
- All course materials, including:
- Course binders
- Homework worksheets
- Access to instructors for real-time support.
- Certificate of attendance
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