The Scientific SkillSet™ Series is a unique learning experience that combines detailed, step-by-step online instruction with practical hands-on labs and worksheets.
Each of the twenty-six course/worksheet combinations focuses on developing important processing-related skills that translate directly to troubleshooting, optimizing and documenting any injection molding process.
This exclusive training approach allows companies to perform the same type of classroom learning found in popular seminars in the comfort of their own production environment. Your employees will learn how to setup a repeatable process and troubleshoot effectively through Scientific Molding.
Each unique training course is a blend of the following components:
BACKGROUND: Your technicians understand the goal of each Scientific SkillSet™
PURPOSE: Technicians learn specifically how each Scientific SkillSet™ applies to their job
EQUIPMENT: Items are detailed to ensure techs have the tools they need to succeed
PROCEDURE: Each step is demonstrated so your techs can proceed with confidence
WORKSHEET: Contains all the information your techs need to succeed with each SkillSet™
The Scientific SkillSet™ labs teach a sound scientific approach to injection molding. With more than 2 dozen distinct skills being taught, your technicians can quickly learn how to apply proven Scientific Molding techniques to everyday molding processes.
Your processors and technicians will receive over 18 hours of online SkillSet™ instruction and hands-on labs to confidently develop the following abilities:
Melt Temperature Measurement
Accurately measure & document the polymer temperature.
Mold Temperature Measurement
Accurately measure & document mold and coolant temperatures.
Document your process for easy duplication and scientific troubleshooting.
1st Stage Fill Progression
Learn how the mold actually fills and identify problem areas.
1st Stage Injection Speed
Quickly find an acceptable injection rate for part quality.
1st Stage Injection Transfer
Set 1st to 2nd stage transfer to accommodate for variation.
1st Stage Injection Pressure
Determine a safe maximum injection pressure to help protect the mold.
1st Stage Injection Time
Set a maximum injection time and prevent excessive injection.
2nd Stage Packing Pressure
Find the optimal packing pressure between sinks and flash.
2nd Stage Packing Time
Determine gate seal time and optimize your packing time.
2nd Stage Final Cushion
Prevent bottoming-out while maximizing pressure transfer.
2nd Stage Clamp Force
Set clamping to protect the mold & maximize venting effectiveness.
Establish the optimal mold coolant temperature controller settings.
Determine an optimized cooling time while compensating for normal variation.
Rear Zone Temperature
Use the rear zone to conserve energy & maximize melting capacity.
Screw Recovery Time
Protect the quality & integrity of your polymer during melting.
Optimize the clamp settings while protecting your part quality.
Optimize part removal while maintaining your overall part quality.
Optimize the clamp settings while protecting your mold & actions.
Mold Protect Force
Reduce the potential for mold damage when problems occur.
1st Stage Cavity Imbalance
Determine which speed provides the best filling balance.
1st Stage Rheology Curve
Determine the speed at which shear thinning takes place.
Compare materials, grades, lots, additives, temperatures, etc.
1st Stage Check Ring
Evaluate the functionality of the check ring during injection.
Measuring Mold Deflection
For benchmarking and troubleshooting mold deflection issues.
Measuring Platen Deflection
For benchmarking and troubleshooting platen deflection issues.