Webinar: Understand Plastic Properties & More

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How does temperature affect plastic? What happens to the plastic if it heats up too fast? At what temperature does plastic melt? Understanding the material science is step one and is the basis from which each step in the molding process is built. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant, will show exactly what happens to the plastic material at different points within the molding process. He will use SimTech, our injection molding machine simulator, to run dozens of cycles with various temperature inputs. He’ll review how and why the plastic expands and to what thickness as it flows through the machine, or how to manage cooling and shrinkage; and he’ll explore some common problems affecting part properties.

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 temperature on the plastic material
  • Understand common part production problems as it relates to temperature
  • 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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