DEC SimTech Challenge Winners Posted.


Results of the December SimTech™ 2021 Challenge 

First Place Goes to Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group for the December 2021 SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenge.

Congratulations Alexandru!

December SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

Amazingly Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group once again clinched first place for this month’s SimTech Injection Molding challenge. Congratulations Alexandru! Following close behind is our two-time champion, Johnny Ash, who placed second, and coming in at third is new competitor, Ryan Lane of Millar Industries.  Mr. Crai and Mr. Ash were the only two competitors who scored in the 130s, an amazing feat! Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated.

This month’s featured setup is by Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group. Here’s what our expert challenge developers had to say about this month’s challenge:

The part in this challenge was flashing and had sink marks. The technique for solving this problem setup required addressing the flash issue first. Doing so was crucial, since this part problem creates a high probability of tool damage which is very expensive to fix.

Congratulations winners and all who participated!

  • 1st  place – Alexandru Crai, OMS Besser Group – Score: 130.277
  • 2nd place –Johnny Ash, Preformed Line Products  – Score: 130.108
  • 3rd place – Ryan Lane, Millar Industries –  Score: 129.969

For this month, we’re featuring our 1st place winner Alexandru Crai’s set-up. Check it out.


To learn more about our monthly SimTech Molding Challenges visit details here.  And for the PRIZES? Read the information here for details on the awards and rules of play. To see how you or your fellow molders ranked this month, check out the leader board by clicking here and select a month from the drop down menu.

We’ll be announcing the over all 2021 ProMolder Champion after we tally all the scores from the entire year. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, get ready for the 2022 Challenges! Take advantage and pre-signup. Don’t miss out. Get on the list to win! Until then, keep on learning!

Having Fun with our Competitions?

Imagine the team of skilled molders you could create if SimTech was in your plant 24-7? Your employees could be improving their molding expertise in a safe, low-cost environment, building critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. And you can stage your own friendly in-house competitions.  It’s proven, molding simulation is the best and most cost-effective way to become a better molder. You don’t want your employees making their mistakes or trying new techniques on the production floor at an actual machine—now that’s a costly way to learn. The simulation of complex processes is quickly becoming the gold standard of skill development. SimTech is the answer for injection molding.

Here’s just a few of the applications you can employ with SimTech:

Hiring Qualified Employees – Before hiring a potential employee, test their knowledge and skills with problem solving exercises in Simtech.

Technician Promotion – Give your candidates for promotion a test before you make that decision.

In-plant Competitions to promote learning and discussion – Have your own competitions amongst your team. Have a discussion on what process settings work and why.

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