John Beaumont gave a great presentation at Plastics News Caps and Closures Conference 2014. The presentation showed how some of the plastic molding industries “best practices” are the source of some of the biggest variable in injection molding today. Attracting the attention of many in the packaging industry, he informed the audience on the development of non-uniform melt properties in injection molding and how it can impact the quality and consistency of their brand new molds. The main message was that these imbalances do exist and they certainly can impact quality. Rather than to continue to construct molds with outdated geometrically balanced runner systems, one can simply incorporate Rheological Control Systems to address the problem upfront during mold design. Finally, Mr. Beaumont showed how fundamental design and tooling flaws can be easily diagnosed, isolated, and resolved.
“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