• AIM’s Online Mold Design Development Course will help attendees gain a working knowledge of mold design and manufacturing.

    We break a mold down into its five systems and provide discussions on design strategies for each.



    What Will I Learn?

    We kick off Mold Design by identifying the five key systems of a mold: melt delivery, cooling, structural, venting, and ejection. We will discuss the foundations of each system and how they all affect the formation of the plastic part and the final part quality.

    Through the lecture and labs, including a mold tear down and assembly, mold print reading, and a cooling cart demonstration, students learn to identify these common mold components, both on industry molds and on mold prints.

    Attendees will learn to evaluate mold design based on the 5 systems and recognize design features that could be improved. They will also learn troubleshooting strategies and the right questions to ask during a mold review process.


    How Long Is the Course?

    The Online Mold Design Development Course is four days long. Each day is from 1:00-5:00pm EST.


    Who Should Attend Mold Design?

    This course is for anyone looking to better understand fundamental mold design strategies and what to look for during mold design reviews and troubleshooting.


    How Much Is it?

    The registration fee is $1,300 and includes course materials for all four days.

    This course includes a printed binder of the course content that will be mailed directly to each student within the continental U.S. Books will typically ship within one to two business days after payment has been received. However, due to the nature of shipments at the present time, we can not guarantee all books will arrive prior to the class especially if a student registers fewer than seven days from the course start date. If that is the case, students may need to supply their shipping account information to cover the expedited shipping costs. For all students outside the continental U.S., we will either need your shipping account information or pay the additional shipping charge of $200 for each shipment. 


    How Do I Register?

    Review the course dates in the table below, and click on the Purchase button to begin the registration process.

    *Please note that Mold Design is presented in English only. Students should be fluent in understanding, reading, and writing English in order to attend.


    Is There a Course Outline?

    Yes! Here is a detailed list of topics that will be covered:

    • Lab 1: Mold tear down and assembly
    • Lab 2: Reading mold prints
    • Lab 3: Cooling cart
    • Selecting a 2-Plate versus 3-plate mold base
    • Understanding in-mold pressure drop and its variables
    • Series versus parallel mold cooling designs
    • Strategies for optimizing mold cooling
    • How to verify turbulent flow
    • Baffles and bubblers
    • Structural considerations in plate deflection
    • Core/cavity alignment and pocketing techniques
    • Ejection strategies for forming undercuts
    • Types of hot and cold runner systems
    • Runner sizing strategies
    • Gate design and location strategies
    • Venting details and strategies

    Available Course Dates

    Date Location Price Quantity View Cart
    May 10 - 13, 2021 Online, Anywhere $1,300.00 (USD)

    There may be grant funding available to help you pay for our Development Courses. Learn more.