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Lesson 6: Box Mold

Learning to understand the complex and scientific manufacturing process of injection molding requires the ability to apply theoretical information to actual molded parts. This lesson focuses on the development and execution of a process development strategy for a single cavity box mold.

In this lesson you will learn: how to optimize a process to achieve product quality while reducing residual molded-in stress; how a lower mold temperature and faster injection speed affect injection pressure, a polymer’s temperature range during filling, and clamp tonnages at fill; how a two-step flow speed profile can reduce injection pressures at fill and overall clamp tonnages; and the importance of the transition from filling to packing and holding as an opportunity for development optimization.

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Box Part

Learn the necessary steps to successfully execute a process development strategy. Continue to build your own Circle of Knowledge lesson by lesson. 

Goals of Molding Process Development (Level 2): 

  • Learn the basic steps to prepare and set-up a molding cell
  • Understand and implement pre-process development steps
  • Prepare a mold for optimal functionality

Section Description: 

Plastic injection molding is a complex scientific manufacturing process that requires a methodology for setting-up a robust molding process. This section outlines a step-by-step guide that can be adapted to any new molding process development project.

Length: Lessons are approximately 15-20 minutes long each

The Kruse Training platform delivers knowledge and expertise developed over two decades in the plastic injection molding industry. Now companies and individuals can access a state-of-the-art online training program, suited for all levels of knowledge.