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Injection Molding and 3-D Printing

Course# Date Time Location
143-1152 09/25/2024 - 09/26/2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Microsoft Teams
143-1153 09/25/2025 - 09/26/2025 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Microsoft Teams
Cost: $1,800.00 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 1.6
Instructor: Mr. Christopher Paige

Course Overview

This two-day course will cover Injection Molding and 3-D Printing equipment operations, applications and trouble-shooting problems that can occur with these types of processing equipment. There will be a hands-on demonstration and operation overview on a Van Dorn Injection Molder System.

Instructor Biography:


Christopher (Chris) Paige holds a M. S. Degree in Plastics Engineering - 2005 (University of Massachusetts – Lowell) and a M.S. Degree in Polymer Chemistry – 1991 (University of Cincinnati). He is a member of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), American Chemical Society (ACS) and America Society of Materials (ASM) and has over 30 years’ experience, working in Industry. As a Laboratory Manager, at the University of Akron, Chris performed numerous hands-on plastics processing projects, for domestic and International corporate clients. He is a subject matter expert on Single Screw Extrusion, Twin Screw Extrusion, Blown Film Processing, 3-D Printing, Thermoforming and Injection Molding. Chris also trained Graduate and Undergraduate students on the hands-on operation of Large scale plastic processing equipment and characterization equipment (Thermal Analysis and mechanical Inston), while at the University of Akron.

Day 1:

Injection Molding Equipment

  • Injection Molding Operational Line Set-up
  • Injection System, Clamping System, Hydraulic System and the Electrical System
  • Mold Design
  • Injection Molding Simulations, using Moldex3D
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Safety Precautions

Operation and Application of Injection Molders

  • FDA- 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211, for Continuous Production of Medical Device Parts
  • Controlled Low Pressure Injection Molding, for Continuous Part Production
  • Gas-Assisted Injection Molding

Trouble Shooting and Resolving Injection Molding Issues

  • What is Trouble-Shooting? – Note: Trouble- shooting is not Process Development or Process Scale-Up
  • Identification the problems that can occur with Injection Molding Processing equipment
  • Finding the Best Approach to resolving Injection Molding Problems, or Issues

Hands-on Demonstration and Operation Overview of a Van Dorn Injection Molder

  • Van Dorn Injection Molder Hands-on Demonstration
  • Injection Molder Operation Overview

Day 2:

3-D Printer Equipment

  • Fusion 3 F300 3-D Printers
  • U-Print SE 3-D Printers
  • Solid-works Generated STL files, for 3-D Printing
  • Safety Precautions

Operations and Applications of 3-D Printers

  • Continuous Production of Plastics Parts
  • Continuous Production of Metal Parts

Trouble Shooting and Resolving 3-D Printer Issues

  • Identification the problems that can occur, with 3-D Printers
  • Finding the Best Approach to resolving 3-D printer Problems, or Issues

Video Demo of a 3-D Printer

  • Video Demo of a 3-D Printer


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.