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Plastics: Intelligent Molder, Program 3: Process Evaluation

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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64 to 128 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
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Quiz Questions
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A. Routsis Associates
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This three part training series refers to three in-depth tests used to assess the accuracy and repeatability of an injection molding process. The three tests covered in Program Three are: The In-Mold Rheology Test, The Gate Seal Worksheet, and The DECOUPLED II Process Sheet.

Advantage™ This course is in the Advantage™ format, to read about Advantage™ features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

For technicians and process engineers working within the plastics industry who want to thoroughly evaluate both the capability and repeatability of a given injection molding machine, injection mold, or injection molding process.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Purpose/Objectives
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Equipment
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Procedure
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Calculations
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Graphing
  • In-Mold Rheology Test: Conclusions
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Purpose/Objectives
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Equipment
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Procedure
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Calculations
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Graphing
  • Gate Seal Worksheet: Conclusions
  • DECOUPLED II Process Sheet: Purpose/Objectives
  • DECOUPLED II Process Sheet: Equipment
  • DECOUPLED II Process Sheet: Procedure
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Know how to achieve a 'robust' injection molding process of any machine.
  • Understand why and how to determine the optimal filling rate.
  • Identify which pieces of equipment are required for the In-Mold Rheology Test.
  • Use procedures to properly perform the In-Mold Rheology Test.
  • Follow the steps involved for calculating the In-Mold Rheology Test.
  • Properly graph the results of the In-Mold Rheology Test.
  • Know how to proceed after calculating the recommended 1st Stage Fill Time.
  • Understand why and how to determine an adequate 2nd Stage Time.
  • Use the required pieces of equipment for the Gate Seal Worksheet.
  • Properly perform the Gate Seal Worksheet.
  • Calculate the Gate Seal Worksheet.
  • Properly graph the results of the Gate Seal Worksheet.
  • Follow proper procedure after calculating the 2nd Stage Time.
  • Understand why and how to determine a standardized setup sheet for each mold.
  • Use the required equipment for the DECOUPLED II Process Sheet.
  • Follow procedures to properly perform the DECOUPLED II Process Sheet.

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