Hands-On Training for Injection Molding Processors

AIM’s Molders’ Series can shape a novice processor into a process development engineer or manager responsible for setting policies and procedures in an organization (AIM Molding Engineer).

Designed for processors of all experience levels, students can enter the series at the level appropriate to their current experience and exit when they have achieved their desired knowledge and skills.

Molders’ Series

Molding 1: Mold Start-up & Troubleshooting Essentials
For employees new to processing

Molding 2: Mechanics of Molding & Process Development
For experienced processors

Molding 3: Advanced Processing & Problem Solving
For employees responsible for process development standards

 


MOLDING 1
Mold Start-up & Troubleshooting Essentials

For employees new to processing

Course Benefits

  • Decreased on-boarding time for new employees
  • Reduced start-up and restart time
  • Reduced scrap
  • Reduced mold damage

What’s Covered?

  • Safe start-up of a molding machine using a documented process
  • Correctly restarting a molding process
  • Recognizing common molding issues including short shorts, flash, and moisture

Course Length

  • 4 days

Molding 1 Cost

  • $1,400

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MOLDING 2
Mechanics of Molding & Process Development

For experienced processors

Course Benefits

  • Ability to develop and document a molding process
  • Enhanced ability to troubleshoot and solve more complex problems

What’s Covered?

  • Fundamentals of injection molding mechanics: molding process and machine controls
  • Standard knowledge of plastic materials, molds, and part design, and their relationship to processing
  • Intermediate troubleshooting skills

Course Length

  • 2 weeks separated by 6 weeks of online reviews

Molding 2 Cost

  • $4,150

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MOLDING 3
Advanced Processing & Problem Solving

For employees responsible for process development standards

Upon successfully passing the final examination, students earn the title of AIM Molding Engineer

Course Benefits

  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Improved critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate critical issues to cross-functional teams, determine root causes, and collaboratively implement corrective actions

What’s Covered?

  • Advanced knowledge of plastic materials, mold design, and part design, & their affects on processing
  • Process transfers from press to press
  • Applications of simulation for process development and troubleshooting
  • Advanced troubleshooting

Course Length

  • 2 weeks separated by 6 weeks of online reviews

Molding 3 Cost

  • $4,500

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UPCOMING COURSES

There may be grant funding available to help you pay for Molders’ Series training. Learn more.

Molding 1

 
Date Location Price Quantity View Cart
Mar 11 - 14, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,400.00 (USD)
May 20 - 23, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,400.00 (USD)
Oct 21 - 24, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $1,400.00 (USD) Sold Out
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Molding 2

 
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Feb 18 - 22, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $4,150.00 (USD) Sold Out
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Jun 03 - 07, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $4,150.00 (USD) Sold Out
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Nov 04 - 08, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $4,150.00 (USD)
*Starting Oct. 2018 Molding 2 will be separated with a 6-8 week long review session.
Week 1:
October 8-12, 2018 Week 2: December 3-7, 2018
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February 18-22, 2019 Week 2: April 1-5, 2019
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June 3-7, 2019   Week 2: July 22-26, 2019
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November 4-8, 2019  Week 2: December 16-20, 2019

Molding 3

 
Date Location Price Quantity View Cart
Apr 29 - 03, 2019 Erie, Pennsylvania $4,500.00 (USD)
Week 1: November 12-16, 2018    Week 2: January 14-18, 2019
Week 1: April 29-May 3, 2019    Week 2: June 17-21, 2019