Injection Molding and 3-D Printing - 2 Day Course

Course Number: AP3546
Date: 03/05/2020 - 03/06/2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $1,700.00 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 2.5
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