To attain this certification, injection mold setters must have a working knowledge of injection molding safety, die setting, robotics, drying, machinery, materials, purging, processing parameters, and tooling. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a solid understanding of the injection molding industry’s best practices.
Who Should Consider Mold Setter Certification?
Anyone who performs or assists in mold changes should strongly consider taking this certification exam. In particular, every setup technician should be expected to understand the body of knowledge covered in the test.
This certification can help individual plastics professionals advance their careers and industry standing. For companies, our certification program is one of the simplest ways to benchmark your employees. A certified workforce gives managers confidence that their team can overcome the challenges of a modern manufacturing environment. Managers should strongly consider offering this certification as a means of benchmarking their mold setting personnel — to ensure they have a confident and capable production team.
How to Get Certified
Our Certification Exam for Injection Mold Setters is conducted entirely online. This comprehensive test takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete — with a time limit of 3 hours. Upon completion, participants are immediately notified whether they’ve passed or not, via email. Those who attain a passing score will receive (and can share) their certificate. Those who do not pass receive a detailed report indicating areas in which further improvement is needed, prior to retaking the exam.
The questions in this exam cover critical concepts, divided into the following categories:
- Injection Molding Safety
Basic 5S & Housekeeping
General Molding Process
Injection Mold Basics
Molding Machinery Basics
Plastics Material Basics
Barrel Purging Basics
Injection Mold Setting
Automation & Robotics
How to Prepare for this Certification Exam:
Although preparatory training is not necessary to achieve certification, participation in Routsis’s structured Injection Molding training programs can greatly increase a candidate’s chances of successfully completing the examination.
We offer an online training package specifically geared toward helping injection molders prepare for and pass this certification exam. For small and mid-sized companies, our Professional Certification Portals provide a convenient, cost-effective way to train, benchmark, and certify your employees. Larger companies should consider our exclusive RightStart™ in-house training system.