Advanced Processing and Problem Solving
For Advanced Molders Responsible for Process Development Standards
Molding 3 is a 10-day* injection molding training course for advanced processors. This course includes online reviews.
Molding 3 students earn the title of AIM Molding Engineer after successfully passing the final exam.
This injection molding education is unlike anything else in our industry. The goal of Molding 3 is to give employees a robust toolbox of plastics knowledge, problem solving techniques, critical thinking skills, and advanced processing methods so that when they do encounter a problem they are able to troubleshoot it effectively and creatively.
Molding 3 was created to help advanced molders solve the problems that others in their organizations cannot. This course is for high level molders who are responsible for setting your company’s molding processes and procedures. These individuals are considered your go-to molders; your key employees who are tasked to diagnose your most complex molding problems.
Molding 3 is taught by four high-level instructors with over 90 years of combined industry experience. Each instructor brings a unique skill set and body of experience to the program, providing varied perspectives and leading to a richer and more comprehensive educational experience.
Successful graduates of Molding 3 will have proven proficiency in being able to successfully:
- Troubleshoot complex injection molding issues utilizing advanced knowledge of plastic materials, part design, mold design, and injection molding processing
- Demonstrate progressive and innovative critical thinking skills
- Incorporate mold filling simulation in process development, troubleshooting using a Fail Fast / Reduce Risk methodology, and facilitate beneficial Moldflow vs. Mold Floor communication
- Transfer molds to multiple machines
- Analyze current processes to identify potential issues and opportunities for process optimization
- Oversee the implementation of process corrections and improvements
- Apply advanced shrink and warp knowledge to better recognize and evaluate part and process issues
- Conduct machine testing and apply the results to process development methodology (machine capabilities, Delta P for setting injection pressure limit, etc…), assessing machine capabilities for process transfer, and understanding the impact of machine performance on the molded part
If you have any additional questions that we can help you with prior to enrolling, please let us know.
- Prerequisites: Successfully completed Molding 2 or equivalent; interview with instructor prior to enrollment in course
- Location: AIM’s Headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania
- Length: 2 weeks of on-site classes, separated by 6 weeks of online reviews
- Cost: $4,500
Upcoming Molding 3 Courses
There may be grant funding available to help you pay for Molding 3. Learn more.
|Apr 27 - 01, 2020||Erie, Pennsylvania||$4,500.00 (USD)|
|Sep 21 - 25, 2020||Erie, Pennsylvania||$4,500.00 (USD)|
Full Session Schedules:
Week 1: Apr 27-May 1, 2020 Week 2: June 15-19, 2020
Week 1: Sept 21-25, 2020 Week 2: December 7-11, 2020
Is the class you wanted sold out? Seats sometimes open up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list.