At one point or another, we have all been in the position of standing beside the molding machine with a new mold hung in the press and it’s time to make that first shot. The process technician or engineer builds up a shot size and away it goes. As the screw moves forward, everybody is holding their breath wondering if too much or too little plastic was injected. Is the mold going to flash (Figure 1)? Will the parts come out of the mold? What if something else breaks and the mold must be pulled after only one shot?
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“Of all the training seminars that I have attended over the past 10 years, this one ranks at the top! The explanations of clamp tonnage, cooling strategies, viscosity, and key mold design components are just a few of the takeaways that will be very useful in my job function.”
Russ Wolff, Business Development Manager
“I was amazed at the amount of expertise and knowledge presented in just two days. Many myths were debunked, numerous scientific explanations for the way we should be thinking about plastic flow were given, and various real-world examples were used to show how plastic flows.”
Don Makowski, Design Engineer