Design With Molding In Mind

Everything that’s molded has obviously been designed, but not everything that’s designed can be molded.

Everything that’s molded has obviously been designed, but not everything that’s designed can be molded.

 

From Oct. 11-13 at injection molding machine maker Arburg’s Technical Center Midwest (2585 Millennium Dr., Elgin, Ill.), scientific molding expert and Plastics Technology columnist will offer his Design for Moldability course, starting at 8:30 on Tuesday the 11th.

 

Described as a basic-to-intermediate course, the three-day seminar aims to give attendees:

 

“A basic understanding of plastics with respect to part design, piece-part design requirements and rules for the injection molding process. Emphasis will be on plastics and part design in conjunction with an overview of tooling and processing. 

 

The “foundation” of the course has been developed and honed by more than 50 years of production tested designs by fellow plastics experts Glenn Beall and John Klees, according to Bozzelli. Specifically a sample block will be provided to all students that will help them better understand more than 35 design, processing and tooling issues, including:

 

  • Fill pattern
  • Non-uniform walls
  • Shrink
  • Sinks
  • Ribs
  • Gussets
  • Warp
  • Venting

 

Bozzelli says anyone interested in producing a successful plastic part that meets quality, production and performance criteria at an internationally competitive price is encouraged to attend, including design engineers, project engineers/managers, flow simulation analysts, and product development engineers or managers.

 

Register today, enrollment is limited.

 

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