Upcoming Webinar: September 11, 2018 2PM PST
Scientific Molding Approach in Plastic Injection
Process Troubleshooting using Scientific Molding Principles
This webinar will provide attendees with specific Scientific Molding variables that can identify changes within an existing molding process, as well as provide insight into specific approaches that can be used to bring a validated process back into normal process parameters.
Who Should Attend: Molding Managers, Process Engineers, Process Technicians, anyone who needs an understanding of process validation and Scientific Molding Procedures.
When you attend this webinar, you will:
- 1. Learn the significance of developing a record of historical data, and how to use that data to identify changes in a validated process
• 2. Be taught which key recordables best define and evaluate key molding measurables, and how they interact with process adjustments
• 3. Receive specific examples of changes that often occur in normal processing scenarios, and be given specific solutions to remove the problem.
• 4. Learn how to categorize a change by using the 5 M’s method: Man, Mold, Machinery, Material and Maintenance to identify the key approach for correcting a change in process.
• 5. Learn tools that will combine strong process development approach with key measurable recording to assure fast resolution to process variations that occur after a process has been validated.
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This page outlines the upcoming Scientific Molding workshop being held October 27-28, 2018 at CH3 Solutions (event sponsor) in Dalton, GA . The event is 2 full days, from 8AM to 4PM.
This is NOT class room training! Both days of training take place directly on the machine:
- Process Development: Participants will be trained how to establish a new process using decoupled molding technique
- Process Recording: Attendees will be shown how to record all scientific data that is specific to a process. This includes melt and mold temperature data, as well as turbulent flow-specific data
- Process Monitoring & Control- Instruction will be given regarding monitoring and process control. Participants will learn what process control limits are flexible, and which need to be rigid to maintain the rigidity of the process…
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The plastic411 CORE Processor training system is an in-plant training program that first identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your team,, and then develops in-house training at your plant using your presses and equipment!
This is NOT class room training that is quickly lost with very little retention due to the generic content of many programs that often are not providing information that applies to your plant!
- PROCESSING I (includes scientific molding intro)
- Scientific Molding
Plastic411 2 day training programs cost considerably lower than most major training companies.. but content is primarily the same.
The primary difference? The training is developed to be company specific. Very little class time.. on your floor, using your plant’s equipment, materials and processes. 2 day courses that you and I develop together.
The purpose of the training is simple.. to build core skill sets that apply directly to specific company needs and weaknesses. I developed the program based on the common complaint that current platforms have become universal. Much of the information taught isn’t retained because content doesn’t pertain to plant specifics, which makes it difficult to apply in a molder’s own specific environment.
Training Availability: Continental US. PROCESSING I generally starts at $3800, up to 6 attendees. Travel is of course an additional expense. Currently operating the business out of the mid west (Michigan), but also operate out of Florida. 6 month rotation.
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FREE SCIENTIFIC MOLDING WEBINAR
February 13 11:00 AM PST
Plastic injection processing has experienced massive change in the last 20 years. The days of molding by time and pressure have given way to molding by position, peak pressure and process repeatibility, aka scientific molding.
I am hosting this Plastics Today webinar and will provide instruction on key scientific molding principles.
Essential topics include: process development, recording, monitoring and control; standardization; design optimization experiments; and process optimization.
Molding managers, process engineers, quality engineers, process technicians and anyone who needs an understanding of scientific molding and lean manufacturing concepts will benefit from this webinar.
Attend this webinar and learn:
- What is needed during the process development stage
- How to capture all scientific data specific to a process, including melt and mold temperature and turbulent flow
- How to avoid situations that adversely affect process standardization (including an overview of tools that improve and verify process consistency)
- Techniques that improve cycle times without jeopardizing process consistency and scrap rates
- The nuances of fill time, gate seal, back pressure, pressure drop, cavity balance, melt and mold temperature, cavity pressure, viscosity and more
Plastics production rides a fine line when the goal of low scrap, high yields and sustainable, repeatable systems are being developed. Without the proper approach, the system can quickly fall into one of two categories: tribulation.. or turmoil. Quite often you will hear old school molders describing their battle for a robust processing system as “fire fighting” in the world of plastic injection molding. In real terms, “fighting fires” on the production floor is a sign of system failure. True molding standards don’t require constant coddling, adjusting, sorting, etc. It is real easy to fall into the trap of applying “Band-Aids” to molding situations when the proper approach should have been……
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By Garrett MacKenzie
The weekend comes to an end and the time comes to bring the molding floor back online for the beginning of a new work week. A molder can sometimes dread the tasks associated with a full plant restart. There are many potential failures that can occur as a plant is returned to a production state. Despite these risks, much of the headache can be avoided simply through proper shutdown and start up procedures. The following article addresses many key components that often lead to poor restarts. It also provides insight into some of the methods that can be implemented to not only reduce system breakdowns, but also can offer smoother start-ups with fewer problems…
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By Garrett MacKenzie
Viscosity is a very large category that has huge effects on standardizing molding processes. It is also one of the most important factors in a molder’s arsenal of making process changes. This article will first explain viscosity, and then delve into different situations where viscosity may help or be hurting a processors goal of zero scrap and high output…..
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By Garrett MacKenzie
When trying to establish process control in plastic injection, watering the tool is a key variable that is often overlooked. Water set-up and design are every bit as important as establishing and recording a repeatable process. The steps taken when watering a mold are key to a processor’s goal of consistency. If during the design and development stage, watering is put on the back burner as an “unimportant” variable, the potential for lost process control is huge.
Below are some insights into the most important facets of cooling or heating your mold, as well as what recordable data are important in the initial stages of process engineering…
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