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Scientific Processing for Injection Molding

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June 11-12, 2012 (CRS# 00.755-011)
August 13-14, 2012 (CRS# 00.755-021)

TUITION: $1045

This seminar is designed Ior those who have a basic working knowledge oI polymers and
injection molding. It reviews the important aspects oI the Iactors required to develop a robust
injection molding process, using the techniques oI scientiIic molding and scientiIic processing.
ScientiIic principles related to the complete molding process, Irom the storage and drying oI the
resin to the packaging oI the Iinished product will be discussed. Design oI Experiments (DOE)
and rheological shear imbalances speciIically Ior injection molding will be covered. Plastic melt
pressure in the mold cavity is the Iinal indication oI the quality oI the part and the repeatability oI
the process. A section oI the course will explore this concept. Finally, statistical quality and
process control will be discussed. The hands on workshop will include development oI a process
using scientiIic molding principles, a Design oI Experiments exercise and evaluation oI cavity
pressure data. Examples oI shear imbalances will be shown.


1) Overview of The Six Pillars to Successful Injection Molding
O The Part and Part Design
O The Plastic Resin
O The Mold and Mold Design
O The Molding Machine
O The Injection Molding Process
O The Personnel
2) Scientific Processing
O hat is scientiIic processing?
O Drying and overdrying oI plastics
O Molding machine considerations
O ScientiIic molding
O Post mold shrinkage
O Cavity Iilling imbalances
) Scientific Molding
O The injection molding cycle and its process parameters
O In-mold rheology or viscosity curves
O Cavity Iilling balances
O Pressure drop studies
O ate seal tests
O Molding area diagram
O Cooling study
) Advanced Techniques
O &nderstanding shear imbalances
O Design oI Experiments Ior injection molding
O Cavity pressure inIormation
) Statistical Process and Quality Control
O 'ariation and normal distributions
O -bar and R charts, histograms
O Control limits and control charts
O hat is Cp and Cpk?
O &nderstanding process capability
O Statistical quality control
O Statistical process control
) Troubleshooting
O A 'must have list oI accessories Ior troubleshooting
O Common molding deIects and their solutions
O hat to do when there is a problem a step-by-step guide
O Common mistakes made in part design, mold design and construction
O Tapping available resources Ior Iurther troubleshooting

Day 1: Hands-on demonstration at the molding machine
O Setting up the machine parameters
O Developing a viscosity curve
O Determining cavity balances
O Determining the pressure drop
O Determining the process window
O Determining the gate seal time
O Determining the cooling time
Day 2: Troubleshooting
O PerIorming a DOE Ior injection molding
O Collecting and interpreting cavity pressure data
Suhas Kulkarni

Green Plastics Manufacturing: Introduction to Plastics,
Elastomers and Additives from Renewable Resources
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!une 18 2012 (C8S# 00734011)

1UI1ICN $623

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renewable resources An overvlew of naLurally occurrlng polymers lncludlng naLural rubber cellulose
and sLarchbased maLerlals as well as polymers such as polylacLlc acld poly(hyroxyalkanoaLes) LhaL can
be produced from naLurally occurrlng precursors wlll be provlded 1he class maLerlal wlll also Louch
upon addlLlves from naLural resources lncludlng naLural flllers flbers and clay nanocomposlLes 8rlef
dlscusslon of aspecLs of processlng Lhese blobased maLerlals blodegradaLlon and llfe cycle analysls wlll
also be lncluded

O lsLorlcal perspecLlve and lnLroducLlon Lo commerclal plasLlcs and elasLomers
O -aLural 8ubber (-8) modlfled -8 and blends
O 9olyesLers from mlcroblal and planL blofacLorles (polylacLlc acld and poly hyroxyalkanoaLes)
O 9lasLlcs from vegeLable olls
O Cellulose and sLarch based maLerlals
O -aLural flllers flbers relnforcemenLs and clay nanocomposlLes
O 8lodegradablllLy llfe cycle assessmenL and economlcs of uslng naLural maLerlals
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