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Injection Moulding Basics
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Our Basics series provides participants with a general understanding of the three major aspects of injection moulding; the injection moulding machine, the moulding process, and the injection mould. These programs use 3D animation to demonstrate the inner workings of the machine and mould and to easily convey otherwise complex concepts. Important safety precautions are stressed throughout these training programs.
These basic injection moulding 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 moulding machines
•    Gives an introduction to the injection moulding process
•    Introduces machine types and the different modes of operation
•    Discusses the components of the injection moulding machine and their respective functions
•    General procedures for starting up and shutting down a moulding 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 moulding process; injection, cooling and ejection
•    Explains the need for maintaining an accurate process log
•    Defines common injection moulded part defects and explains their causes


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