Last month at Autodesk‘s Moldflow Summit 2018 in Troy, Michigan, the American Injection Molding Institute’s Plastics Technology & Engineering Certificate Program was highlighted by General Motors‘ Aaron Leonard as the required training program for GM’s Global Manufacturing Engineering Body – Polymers division.
GM’s Technical Director of the Polymer Manufacturing Engineering division, Ron Daul, said “the American Injection Molding Institute has delivered a curriculum which offers the plastics industry a new standard of professional and technical education through their PTE Certificate Program”.
The Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program is the plastic industry’s first and only ANSI-accredited educational program. The PTE program was developed to bridge the knowledge gap between university education and professional experience. It is the most comprehensive plastics education available outside of a university setting.
Aaron Anderson-Walker, one of the many GM employees to have graduated, talks about what he got out of the PTE program: “I’ve been able to give insight and confident consultation for programs that utilize injection molding components, as well as general understanding of polymer behavior during a wide range of industry processing methods (compression, injection, etc.). This program has “improved my understanding of the shear behavior/properties of polymers in certain flow conditions, regardless of processing method, and how those shear properties can influence a part during & after the processing phase”. Aaron’s testimonial is just one of many that AIM has received from program graduates.
For more information about the AIM Institute’s PTE program please visit: www.aim.institute/pte