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In the last decade, the plastics injection molding industry has become more complex and part and mold designs more complicated. Engineering teams are now expected to understand feature-integrated and intricate part designs that require more complex tooling and molding processes. To avoid costly mistakes and tool re-work, engineers must evaluate and optimize each step in […]

Torsten’s Training Tips: Mechanical Material Behavior

Injection molding is a widespread manufacturing process used to create various everyday items, ranging from pipette tips to car bumpers, using different polymer materials. These parts can be made from either pure, unfilled polymers or those that are enhanced with reinforcements and additives. It’s crucial for designers of these parts to understand the mechanical behaviors […]

Torsten’s Training Tips: Mechanical Material Behavior

Injection molding manufacturing produces many everyday parts, from pipet tips to car bumpers in a variety of polymer materials. Some parts are produced from neat, unfilled materials and some from materials that are filled with reinforcements and additives. Part designers should be able to evaluate the mechanical material behavior and properties of these different polymers […]

Torsten’s Training Tips: Nominal Wall Thickness

What is the “Nominal Wall Thickness,” and how is it relevant in designing functional plastic parts?  Although parts can have various wall thicknesses to accommodate form, fit, and function, designers are generally tasked with minimizing thickness to lessen material consumption, achieve a faster cycle time, and reduce manufacturing costs. Nominal Wall Thickness However, parts with […]

Torsten’s Training Tips: Fill Speed Profiles

Evaluating and understanding fill speed profiles is an essential aspect of injection molding. Polymer materials can flow by heating them to their melting range. Every polymer has a melt and mold temperature range; within that range, the polymers flow and can be injected into a mold. The molten polymer is injected into the mold by […]

TechXellence 2023

The recently concluded TechXellence Training Summit was a resounding success, bringing together industry leaders, seasoned professionals, and educators to foster a vibrant exchange of knowledge and innovation. This was the first summit of its kind and we were thrilled to welcome more than 100 participants, individuals who share a passion for advancing training and education within […]

Kruse Training Announces Strategic Partnership with Prestige Mold and Pres-Tek for Cutting-Edge Mold Design

Kruse Training is excited to announce a strategic partnership with industry leaders Prestige Mold and Pres-Tek Plastics. This collaboration marks a significant step forward for our company, and we can’t wait to bring the benefits of this partnership to our valued clients. In addition to their steadfast support in utilizing our training resources, Prestige and […]

Announcing TechXellence — a 2023 Training Summit

Joining forces, Arburg, Turner Group, and Kruse Training have gathered a distinguished panel of experts to evaluate and deliberate on crucial strategies for sustaining our industry’s prosperity. Central to this endeavor is the requirement for a substantial influx of skilled team members. Seize the opportunity at the 2023 Training Summit to gain valuable insights and […]

Training Tip: The Five Stages of DOE

Design of Experiments, or DOE, is a powerful mathematical tool that can be successfully applied to areas of new mold trials and to trouble-shoot potentially challenging processes. Experimental design techniques can be utilized by anyone with a fundamental understanding of injection molding. There are five primary stages for conducting a designed experiment. These are planning, […]

PTXPO Sweepstakes

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a one year subscription to Kruse Training! All you have to do is fill out the form below and visit us at Booth #1222 at PTXPO to get your badge scanned. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. This prize offers full access to […]