Runner & Gating Design Strategies is based on the best-selling Runner & Gating Design Handbook by AIM’s founder John P. Beaumont. This live, interactive course is designed to give students an overview of design considerations for the melt delivery system of injection molds.
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The course begins by explaining various aspects of plastic flow within an injection mold and how it may influence shrink and warp in molded parts.
Students then learn several strategies used to decide on gate location(s) for a given part.
The course then teaches various design and layout strategies and considerations for both hot and cold runner systems including gating options and runner sizing strategies.
- Plastic flow in a mold
- Gate location & sizing strategies
- Pressure drop considerations
- Volumetric & orientation shrinkage
- Calculating shear rate
- Gate types (hot & cold)
- Types of hot runner systems
- Cold runner design strategies
- Runner sizing methods
- Cold slug wells