Process Start-up & Replication

AIM Institute Molding 1For molders responsible for, or those wanting to learn more about, starting up and troubleshooting a mold using a documented process. Molders will learn foundational knowledge and skills required to reduce start-up issues in your operations.



Course Overview

This ANAB-Accredited course sets molders up for career success by breaking down the molding process into its key elements and giving them the essential tools they need to safely and efficiently start-up and run a new mold or existing process as outlined by a given process sheet.

AIM trains students on the language of molding to help them better facilitate effective communication on their own shop floor. Molders are given enough background knowledge to allow them to gain the confidence they need to follow any provided instructions and understand the impact that they have on the molding process.

Processors leave Molding 1 with the know-how to catch and fix common, front-line molding issues and save time – and money – with increased efficiency and reduced scrap.

*Please note that all courses and exams are presented in English. Students should be fluent in understanding, reading, and writing English.



Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Molding 1 will be given the knowledge to be able to:

  • Safely start up and run a mold on a variety of injection molding machines based on a provided process sheet
  • Perform effective front line (basic) troubleshooting
  • Communicate utilizing common industry terminology for molding machines and processes
  • Understand the basic relationship of the four key elements of the injection molding process and how each affects the final part
  • Recognize if a process is replicated incorrectly




Course Information

If you have any additional questions that we can help you with prior to enrolling, please let us know.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Location: AIM’s Headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Length: 5 days
  • Cost: $2,450


Upcoming Molding 1 Courses

**Due to COVID-19, capacity for all in-person courses has been reduced. As such, payment for all in-person courses must be received prior to the start of the course.

Date Location Price Quantity View Cart
Dec 13 - 17, 2021 Erie, Pennsylvania $2,450.00 (USD)
Jan 24 - 28, 2022 Erie, Pennsylvania $2,450.00 (USD)
May 16 - 20, 2022 Erie, Pennsylvania $2,450.00 (USD)
Aug 15 - 19, 2022 Erie, Pennsylvania $2,450.00 (USD)
Nov 07 - 11, 2022 Erie, Pennsylvania $2,450.00 (USD)

There may be grant funding available to help you pay for Molding 1. Learn more.

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