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AIM Institute Training Program Earns Accreditation

Beaumont’s American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute is proud to announce that its Molders’ Series has earned ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accreditation, the largest accreditation body in North America.

AIM is now home to the only four ANAB-Accredited training programs in the injection molding industry: Molding 1, Molding 2, Molding 3, and our Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program.

Now, everyone that successfully completes a Molders’ Series course at AIM will be earning an internationally recognized ANAB-Accredited certificate.


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Beaumont Employee makes Pro Debut as Triathlete

Run, Matt. Run.

One of Beaumont’s employees is doing big things outside of the injection molding world.

Beaumont Advanced Processing’s Quality Manager, Matt McWilliams, recently made his professional in-person triathlon debut in Miami, FL at the Challenge Miami event.


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Beaumont, Roctool Teaming Up

Beaumont’s headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania will now serve as Roctool’s North American Technology Demonstration and Trial Center.


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Beaumont Expands Sales Team

Beaumont is excited to announce the expansion of our North American sales team.


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Alex Beaumont is a “Rising Star”

Beaumont’s own Alex Beaumont was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by Plastics News. He and his fellow members of the this year’s class represent a collective of accomplished and educated young leaders who are successfully propelling the plastics industry forward. Alex was nominated for this distinction by Russ Broome, the Senior Director of Business Development at PLASTICS.

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Beaumont’s AIM Institute launches Online Moldflow Insight Training

Beaumont’s American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute is now offering Autodesk Moldflow Insight training online.

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Beaumont + AIM Launch Free Webinar Series

Through the end of May, we will feature a weekly educational webinar – free and open to everyone.


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Measuring Viscosity: Capillary Rheometer vs. Injection Mold Rheometer

Thermoplastics viscosities are described as having a pseudo-plastic non-Newtonian behavior. This type of behavior means that as you push the material at a faster rate, the polymer exhibits a reduction in viscosity. There are two critical factors that affect the viscosity of plastics: temperature and shear rate.

In our material characterization lab we measure viscosity utilizing two primary, capillary based systems: Autodesk Moldflow Injection Molding Rheometer (IMR) and Capillary Rheometer. (We will touch on Therma-flo™ separately in a later article.) Each piece of equipment and associated test method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the IMR remains the preferred method for material characterization to simulate the injection molding process.


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