Plastic Injection Mold Set-Up Training
This class is designed for new to intermediate plastic injection set-up teams that will be regularly setting up presses and making adjustments on the production floor. This course teaches the use of 5S and time studies to develop quick mold change over methods.
Plastic Injection Essentials
This course teaches beginning level processing skills. I is a 3 day class, covering material, set up and processing basics. Basic controller training is included with this class.
Processing I/ Intro to Scientific Molding
This class is designed for intermediate processors who are becoming seasoned in their trade. The class goes in depth into process set up, monitoring and validation. It also goes into fill time, gate seal, viscosity and back pressure studies, as well as proper decoupled molding procedures.
Advanced Scientific Molding
This course teaches high level processing skills, as well as key scientific molding tools, such as viscosity curve, fill time studies, gate seal studies, process validation and standardized molding procedures as they relate to advanced process troubleshooting.Process monitoring development and interpretation are taught and practiced..
Plastic Injection Maintenance
Plastic411 now offers 2-3 day maintenance courses! Each course is developed to be plant-specific, covering Hydraulic, Electrical, Pneumatic and Mechanical Preventative Maintenance/ Troubleshooting & removal/ installations. This is not classroom training. Plastic411 training programs are taught directly on the production floor.
Plastic411 on YouTube
This 9 minute video is an overview of the Plastic411 training program. It includes training set up and includes testing and testimonials from students.
Press & Production floor training is the best method of plastic injection training! This video explains WHY..
The video above outlines 15 reasons companies fall short of following scientific molding based systems. It goes over controller, material mold, process and the Intro to Scientific Molding timeline. It also explains how to avoid these mistakes, and follow the standards of scientific process.
CORE TRAINING IS..:
Consultation- Processors take a processor assessment to determine their skill set level. They are also asked to participate in testing that through a specific set of questions helps to determine training needs. In addition, the plant manager is asked to give his own personal assessment as well as answer a series of questions that identifies what equipment, approaches and procedures needing to be addressed to assure that the training is company specific focused.
Orientation-Training direction is defined based on the data collected by myself and the participating company. Training objectives and depth are defined such as: standardized set up, quick change over (NASCAR), controller training, process set up, process development, process control, process recording and monitoring, scientific based protocols and procedures. In addition, a free consultation is offered during the training to assess the company’s needs and direction.
Reinforce- Once the assessments are complete, a training plan is developed and implemented. The training is a 2-day production floor intensive class that teaches each team to implement the core values. Training utilizes your plant’s own in-house equipment to instill real world on-the-job processor training. Classroom training is only 20% of the overall training session.
Evolve- 30 days after the class, a follow up conference call is offered. During this call, growth within the team is evaluated and advice is given to help the teams’ skillset to keep evolving.
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Test your knowledge of plastic injection
Welcome to the Plastic411 Processing Assessment. Upon completion, this test is designed to identify
plastic injection skill level. Skill range is from material handler to process engineer. The printable version is available for purchase.