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Die Setter package

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With thirteen courses specifically focused on die setting, this series is designed to make you a much more capable die setter. 
This Comprehensive Training Package Includes... 

An Introduction to Injection Moulding Training
This course provides participants with a general introduction to the plastics industry. The primary focus of this training program is the day-to-day operations of a typical injection molding facility. 

An Introduction to Injection Molding was created for newcomers to the injection molding industry or anyone that would like to learn more about plastics. We recommend that new hires take this course before participating in our Injection Molding Basics Series.


- An overview of plastics and the industry
- A typical molding facility
- General plant safety 
- An introduction to the molding process
- Molding machine components
- Material handling
- Injection mold terminology
- Common part defects



Complete Injection Molding Basics Training Series
Our Basics series provides participants with a general understanding of the three major aspects of injection molding; the injection molding machine, the molding process, and the injection mold. These programs use 3D animation to demonstrate the inner workings of the machine and mold and to easily convey otherwise complex concepts. Important safety precautions are stressed throughout these training programs. These basic injection molding training programs are ideal for new hires, yet also serve as an excellent refresher course for any employee involved in plastics processing; from operators and technicians to management and setup personnel.

Program 1: Machine
- Cites important safety precautions for working around injection molding machines
- Gives an introduction to the injection molding process
- Introduces machine types and the different modes of operation
- Discusses the components of the injection molding machine and their respective functions
- General procedures for starting up and shutting down a molding machine


Program 2: Process
- Discusses polymers and the three criteria used to classify them
- Covers some of the more common procedures for material preparation
- Introduces the three phases of the molding process; injection, cooling and ejection
- Explains the need for maintaining an accurate process log
- Defines common injection molded part defects and explains their causes


Program 3: Mold
- Explains the specific functions that an injection mold must perform
- Introduces the various machining methods used to construct an injection mold
- Discusses the three mold configurations used in the industry
- Covers common runner shapes and gate types used in injection molds
- Gives an overview of proper injection mold maintenance



Understanding Plastics Training
This program explains how and why plastics are different and cites several different types of polymers and processing considerations. Understanding Plastics emphasizes material handling, explains regrind, and covers the effects that moisture can have on molded part properties during processing.

- The definition of plastics
- Polymer classification
- Material properties affected by processing
- Proper material handling techniques
- Processing characteristics of virgin and regrind



Understanding Processing Parameters Training
This double course details injection molding processing parameters. Processing Parameters discusses individual parameters to help molders maintain more control of their processes. Participants will learn about processing parameters as they relate to the various phases of the injection molding process.

- Description of molding parameters
- Procedures for optimizing several different molding parameters
- The importance of machine calibration
- In-depth considerations for injection, packing, cooling and part removal




Injection Mold Setup Training
This program covers the die-setting process from start to finish with an emphasis on safety. Proper procedures for mold inspection, preparation and installation are outlined. Injection Mold Setup also covers setup procedures for hydraulic, toggle and hydro-mechanical clamp systems.

Proper mold installation procedures
Important safety considerations
Proper water line set-up
Safety precautions for mold setup



Establishing a Scientific Molding Process Training
This program shows participants how to quickly and effectively establish an injection molding process. Important safety issues associated with process set-up are stressed throughout the course. This program will also help molders reduce set-up and cycle times.

- Material preparation, drying and mixing
- Screw and barrel cleaning
- Guidelines for setting each processing parameter
- Procedures for proper injection velocity profile set-up
- Proper clamp and part removal settings 



Material Drying Technology, Course 1
These programs identify drying as a critical step when processing any plastic – and teach participants that proper preparation, handling, monitoring and controlling moisture levels results in higher quality parts, higher production yields and consistent processing. Material Drying Technology course two focuses on the operation and utilization of Hot Air Dryers, Compressed Air Dryers, Desiccant Dryers, and Vacuum Dyers in today’s production environments. Course two also teaches the participants how to Calculate Material Consumption, Residence Time, and Dryer Capacity.

- Polymer Basics
- Hygroscopic vs. Non-Hygroscopic Polymers
- Hydrolysis
- Purposes of Drying
- Dewpoint
- Dewpoint Measurement
- Dewpoint Sensors
- Drying Procedures



Material Drying Technology, Course 2
- Hot Air Dryers
- Compressed Air Dryers
- Desiccant Dryers
- Vacuum Dyers
- Calculating Material Consumption
- Calculating Residence Time
- Calculating Dryer Capacity



Injection Mold Maintenance Training
This program details procedures for proper mold care before, during, and after a production run - stressing important safety considerations for mold handling. From mold storage to part removal, this course provides participants with good mold maintenance habits and aims to extend tool life & increase its productivity.

- Proper mold maintenance
- Mold storage and preparation
- Water line maintenance
- Techniques for extending tool life



Understanding Electric Injection Molding Machines
This training program will provide participants with a better understanding of how electric injection molding machines function – as well as the many benefits and capabilities associated with electric molding machines.

- General Injection Molding Safety
- Electric Molding Machine Safety
- Machine Guarding
- Comparing Hydraulic and Electric Machines
- Basic Molding Machine Functions
- Efficiency, Accuracy and Repeatability
- Alternative Machine Designs
- Typical Uses for Electric Injection Molding Machines



Processing with Electric Injection Molding Machines
Packed with in-depth processing information, this course will undoubtedly prepare processors for making more appropriate and cost-effective decisions. Participants will also learn how to optimize any process that's running on an electric injection molding machine.

- Closed-Loop Process Controls
- Hydraulic vs. Electric Molding Machine Controls
- Process Optimization Strategies:
  · 1st Stage Filling
  · 1st Stage to 2nd Stage Transfer
  · 2nd Stage Pack
  · Screw Delay
  · Screw Recovery
  · Screw Decompression
  · Cooling Time
  · Mold Opening
  · Part Ejection
  · Mold Closing
  · Clamping



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