Plastic injection molding is a complex scientific manufacturing process that requires a methodology for setting-up a robust molding process. In the Process Development section, we will provide you with the guidance to prepare and set up a molding cell, make necessary pre-process development preparations, and develop a new molding process. We will outline a step-by-step guide that can be adapted to any new molding process development project.
This lesson covers the tools and equipment that process engineers should have on hand, and the steps required to prepare a molding machine and peripherals needed during process preparation. Specific topics include: the physical tools a molding process engineer should have on hand before starting a new project; the project-specific tools and documentation that should be available to the process engineer; and the steps to ensure that the molding machine and machine peripherals are ready for a new molding project.