• The Mold Design Development course provides students with a solid understanding of the five main systems of a mold: melt delivery system, cooling system, structural system, venting system and ejection system. The content provides a foundation of the systems and how they affect the formation of the plastic part and its associate part quality.

    This course is designed to provide students with a solid working knowledge of mold design and manufacturing. The course begins with a brief introduction to plastics and injection molding. The remainder of the course is spent breaking down the mold into the five systems and discussing strategies for each one that have a direct impact on part quality. Students will also learn how to identify common mold components and systems on mold prints. Students will also learn questions to ask during a mold design review process and strategies to employ when troubleshooting a mold. The course also provides an active learning session where students will disassemble and reassemble a mold in our injection molding lab.


    Course Dates

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    Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018 $1,300.00 (USD)



    • Lab: Mold tear down and assembly
    • 2-Plate versus 3-plate mold bases
    • Understanding plastics and plastic flow characteristics
    • Videos of plastic flowing in molds
    • Understanding pressure drop
    • Strategies for using different tool steels
    • How to read mold prints
    • Cooling cart demonstration
    • Series versus parallel mold cooling
    • Strategies for optimizing mold cooling designs
    • How to verify turbulent flow in cooling lines
    • Flow through baffles versus bubblers
    • Structural considerations in plate deflection
    • Clamp tonnage estimations myths
    • Core/cavity alignment and pocketing techniques
    • Ejection strategies for forming undercuts
    • Types of hot and cold runner systems
    • Runner sizing techniques
    • Gate design and location strategies
    • Cold slug well design strategies
    • Venting details and strategies
    • Mold design practices to avoid


    Additional Information

    • Duration: two (2) days (8:15AM – 4:30PM)
    • Cost: $1,300 USD
    • Location: 6100 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 USA
    • Items provided: continental breakfast & lunch each day, attendance certificate, binder, pen, calculator, notepad and USB drive