October SimTech Challenge Winners Posted

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Results of the October SimTech™ 2022 Injection Molding Challenge 

First Place Goes to Austin Haycraft, Plastikon, and First Place goes to Toyota Boshoku for the company spotlight category.

Congratulations Winners!

OCTOBER 2022 SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

For this month, we introduced a NEW Champions Leaderboard to showcase the elite Molders in our SimTech Challenges. Once you’ve won first place in the Individual category you move over to the Champions Leaderboard to see how you fare against some pretty tough competition. Congratulations to Austin Haycraft, Plastikon who earned First Place. He will now be added to the Champions Leaderboard, if he’s able to earn a winning score

NEW Champions Leaderboard Winners: These are individuals who have earned First Place and now enjoy elite status. Their scores will be added to this leaderboard going forward. This month, the winners include:

  • 1st place –Andrea Bricola, Draexlmaier Automotive of America  – 176.957
  • 2nd  place – Johnny Ash, Preformed Line Products –  176.876
  • 3rd place – Alexandru Crai, OMS Besser Group –  176.868

Company Team Winners: These are companies who have three or more employees participating, and for this month, the top three winning companies include:

  • First Place: Toyota Boshoku, with a companywide average score of 176.06
  • Second Place: Draexlmaier Automotive of America, with a companywide average score of 176.00
  • Third Place:   Falcon Plastics, with a companywide average score of 175.53

Congratulations to our individual winners and company winners and to all who participated. Well done!

Individual Winners

  • 1st place –Austin Haycraft from Plastikon   – 177.017
  • 2nd  place – Nick Vanspronsen from Toyota Boshoku –  176.917
  • 3rd place – William Tucker from Draexlmaier Automotive of America –  176.783


To learn more about our monthly SimTech Molding Challenges visit details here.  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.

As always, we’ll be announcing the overall 2022 ProMolder Champion after we tally all the scores from the entire year. Start earning scores!

In the meantime, get ready for the next month’s challenge! 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.

To learn more about SimTech and all the other skill development courses Paulson offers, visit PaulsonTraining.com or call 1-800-826-1901; or contact us via email sales@paulsontraining.com.

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