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Lesson 2: Mold Functionality

The second phase of molding process preparation is preparing the mold for optimal functionality. This lesson focuses on installing and setting up the sequencing from mold open to close, part ejection, and other optional mold functionalities.

In this lesson you will learn the steps to take prior to beginning the molding process development phase; how and when to utilize temperature and pressure transducers; what to know when the mold is being set up and how to set up ejector systems; how to evaluate the proper cylinder size and screw design for a molding project; and how to evaluate the polymer material to be molded.

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Mold Functionality

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.