Our Injection Molding Development Course is designed to help attendees gain an in-depth understanding of injection molding machines and common practices used to establish and troubleshoot a molding process.

We will discuss our unique, research-backed approach to injection molding process development and how to troubleshoot variations utilizing our proprietary Flow Grouping methodologies.



What Will I Learn?

The Injection Molding Development Course begins with a discussion of the various types of molding machines and considerations when utilizing each type of machine.

From there, the course dives into plastic materials and the influence that material properties have on the molding process. This discussion progresses into additional processing considerations including melt temperature and mold cooling.

Attendees will then learn AIM’s scientific molding process development methods for both first stage and second stage process settings. These concepts are reinforced through an instructor-led demonstration in our injection molding lab.

The course concludes with unique strategies for troubleshooting variations in mold filling and part quality through AIM’s Flow Grouping methodology,used to reduce mold debug and qualification times.


How Long Is the Course?

The Injection Molding Processing Development Course is two days long.


Who Should Attend the Injection Molding Processing Development Course?

This course is for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the injection molding process and learn more efficient methods for troubleshooting processing issues on the shop floor.


How Much Is It?

To attend the course at AIM’s Headquarters in Erie, PA, the cost for the two-day seminar, including all course materials, breakfast, and lunch each day, is $1,300. We are also offering a special session in August in Charlotte, NC for $1,575.


How Do I Register?

Review the course dates in the table below, and click on the Purchase button to begin the registration process.


Is There a Course Outline?

Yes! Here is a detailed list of topics that will be covered:

• Lab demonstration: AIM’s process development strategies
• Machine clamping systems
• Different types of injection units
• Understanding intensification ratio
• Plastic material’s influence on process development
• Material drying and measurement of moisture
• Methods for measuring melt temperature
• Plastic variables vs. machine variables
• First & second stage process development methods
• Clamp tonnage estimations
• Use of Moldflow simulation in process development
• How to determining a safe start-up shot size
• Machine capacity versus shot size discussion
• Issues with the in-mold pressure loss study
• Mold cooling strategies
• Using Flow Groups to troubleshoot part quality variations

Available Course Dates

There may be grant funding available to help you pay for our Development Courses. Learn more.

Date Location Price Quantity View Cart
Mar 19 - 20, 2020 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,300.00 (USD)
Jul 22 - 23, 2020 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,300.00 (USD)
Dec 01 - 02, 2020 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,300.00 (USD)

Take two Development Courses back-to-back!
Sign up for Injection Molding and our Part Design Development Courses from November 12-15, March 17-20, July 20-23, or December 1-4.

Classroom Locations

AIM Institute’s Headquarters
6100 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506

Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

AUBURN HILLS, MI (Detroit area)
INCOE Headquarters
2850 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI  48326

SCHAUMBURG, IL (Chicago area)
Sodick: Yamazen Building
735 E. Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173


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