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Polymers: Injection Molding Terminology


The Polymers: Injection Molding Terminology course is an informative, entry-level introduction to the key injection molding terminology.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

The Polymers: Injection Molding Terminology course is an informative, entry-level introduction to the key injection molding terminology. In this course, learners are presented with the basics of injection molding, the types of injection molding machines and equipment used, as well as the mold tooling components. Learners in quality, manufacturing, sales or related, and research and development in the industry will find value in this course.

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Who will benefit from this Injection Molding course?

R&D new hires, manufacturing process engineers, sales reps – technical sales, account managers, product developers, tech service, product managers, quality managers.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Polymers: Injection Molding Terminology

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what injection molding is and the basics of the process.
  2. Recognize the types of plastics, molding styles, and machine systems used.
  3. Identify the different components of the injection molding machine/equipment.
  4. Differentiate between the individual mold tooling components.
The clamp unit portion of an injection molding machine.
Polymers: Injection Molding Terminology

Table of Contents

  1. Injection Molding Basics
    1. What Is Injection Molding?
    2. Advantages and Limitations of Injection Molding
    3. Injection Molding Materials
    4. Types of Injection Molding Plastics
    5. Types of Injection Molding
      1. Standard Molding
      2. Over Molding
      3. Insert Molding
    6. Types of Injection Molding Machines
      1. Hydraulic System
      2. Electric System
      3. Hybrid System
  2. Injection Molding Machine and Equipment
    1. Injection Molding Machine Components
      1. Injection Unit
        1. Drive Unit
        2. Hopper
        3. Barrel
        4. Screw
      2. Clamp Unit
        1. Toggle Unit
        2. Hydraulic Unit
    2. Auxiliary Equipment
      1. Bulk Loading Dryer
      2. Thermolator
      3. Conveyor
      4. Granulator
  3. Injection Mold Tooling
    1. Mold Components
      1. Sprue
      2. Runner
      3. Gate
      4. Cavity
      5. Core
      6. Ejection System
      7. Cooling Lines
      8. Vent
    2. Types of Mold Tooling
      1. 2-Plate Cold Runner Mold
      2. 3-Plate Cold Runner Mold
      3. 2-Plate Hot Runner Mold

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