Webinar: Let’s Talk the Four Steps of the Molding Cycle

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How do you increase productivity and reduce part problems? Understanding the four steps of the molding cycle is key. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant will use SimTech, our injection molding machine simulator, to run dozens of cycles with various inputs to demonstrate just how each of the four steps affect part properties. You’ll see in real-time how understanding plastic behavior is the critical first step; that it is compressible with pressure, molecules orient when they flow, temperature affects how easily they flow and their distance apart, cooling a plastic reduces pressure in the mold because the molecules moved closer together. If it’s crystalline plastic the crystal sizes are affected by how fast the plastic is cooled. This is Scientific Molding, and you’ll see all this and more as our instructor explains each real-time input and it’s resulting affect.

Additionally, you’ll get an inside look at process optimization from the “plastic’s point of view” (PPV), the foundation to all molding strategies. This means understanding the concept that all machine controls affect one or more of the four plastic processing variables. Paulson’s entire approach, from starting up a machine for a production run, to problem solving an existing run is to examine the situation from the “plastics point of view.”

Key Take Aways Include:

  • Learn the science behind the plastic material
  • Understand the affects of the four physical laws or variables on the plastic material
  • Gain process optimization strategies from the “plastics point of view”
  • Get insider knowledge to lowering the cycle time once you’re making good parts
  • Learn how to use SimTech™ as a powerful learning tool so you can become a confident molder

Take part in this FREE webinar to learn and apply molding techniques that will dramatically change the way you process.


Special Guest: Donald C. Paulson

2021 Plastics Hall of Fame Inductee, (read more here), Donald Paulson is the founder and chairman of Paulson Training Programs, Inc. and the creator of the now widely accepted method of teaching plastic processing from the “Plastics Point of View”. Don will join this webinar and give his personal account of his years of research with the General Motors Institute that lead to transforming injection molding from an art to a science. An experience you won’t want to miss.

Visit our webinar page to register for this webinar and upcoming topics. Also, gain access to previously recorded webinars. There’s a wealth of knowledge from Paulson all at your fingertips!

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