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.

Course Highlights:

  • 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

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.

 

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
May 22 - 23, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina $1,575.00 (USD)

 

CLASSROOM LOCATIONS:

Erie, PA:

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

Charlotte, NC:

Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

 

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