Seminars Available

Process Development For Medical Molding Validation

3 Days
The course will provide the details for you to develop, validate and document an optimized injection molding process for medical applications. This procedure will pass stringent medical or electronic requirements.  An FDA case history will be shown.  At-the-press training. Learn the plastic variables, not set points. Applies to all high-performance, critical tolerance injection molded parts. See plastic flow through glass window molds to visualize and prove the important "Plastic" variables you need to control. 
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Process Optimization via Scientific Molding

3 Days
This seminar concentrates on process optimization with hands-on, at-the-press instruction and defines the necessary variables to establish a “Universal Setup Sheet”. By the end of the course we will have established a setup sheet that can be used on any correct tonnage press that can accept the mold. Different barrel sizes, electric or hydraulic; the setup sheet will work on all. Having one setup sheet per mold rather than a separate setup sheet for each different press will not only improve consistency but also speed setups and bring back healthy profit margins. » View Outline

LIMS/LSR Process Optimization via Scientific Molding

3 Days
The course provides scientific molding technology and strategies specific to molding silicone thermoset resins.  Starting with a review of Silicone polymers and properties, we will develop an optimized process based on experiments and data obtain during at-the-press training, ~ 35% of the course.  IQ and OQ strategies will be discussed as well as DOE procedures.  The resulting process will be documented with a "Universal" set-up sheet, whicht allows transfer to another appropriate machine as well as the critical variables to monitor.  Our goal is to develop a production capable (24/7) process that can be FDA Validated and be transferable to any appropriate machine, electric or hydraulic. 

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Scientific Molding For Critical Tolerances

3-4 Days
The course will provide the details for you to develop and document an optimized process that will make production.  You will leave with a documenting/validating procedure that will pass the most stringent medical or electronic requirements. You will be able to run this process on another machine or site. At-the-press training. Learn plastic variables, not set points. Applies to all high-performance, critical tolerance injection molded parts. See plastic flow through glass window molds to visualize and prove the six important "Plastic" variables you need to control.  » View Outline

Introduction to Polymers, Material Selection; Design & Processing Perspectives

This 2 day seminar is targeted toward understanding polymers and resins with respect to processing, design and material selection.  The seminar is designed to provide the basic polymer properties important for design, processing and performance.  These include: origin, structure, molecular weight, crystallinity, melting, shrinkage, melting, moisture sensitivity and fillers.  Guidelines for material selection are included.  This seminar is recommended for management, purchasing, technical representatives, mold makers, designers, molding supervisors, technicians, and quality assurance personnel. 


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Advanced Scientific Molding with John Klees

4 Days
This rigorous four 8-hour day seminar, presented by John Klees (Seminar Leader) and John Bozzelli, is targeted towards process understanding, process development and process optimization. This seminar is a combination of John Klees’ “Injection Molding Technology” (Seminar I) and John Bozzelli‘s “Scientific Molding for Critical Tolerances” with tooling tips from John Klees. This seminar is specifically designed for people who start up a new mold or people who must optimize existing cycles, as well as personnel responsible and accountable for quality-molded product molded at a competitive cost. On-Machine demonstrations supplement the classroom material, so you will be involved with actual machine operation. Relationship between hydraulic pressure, plastic pressure, cavity pressure and on-machine rheology is demonstrated so that you may mold on hydraulic or electric presses to obtain identical parts. Emphasis is placed on practical setup procedures, which will optimize your overall molding cycle.

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Troubleshooting Common Injection Molding Part Problems

3 Days
This covers a brief industry introduction of some basic processing guidelines and a hard hitting analysis with remedies of the industry's top 18 molding problems. The course is aimed at processors, but provides insight for customers, managers and designers. A tough 3 day seminar with a brief at-the-press session. » View Outline

Coloring Plastic At The Press

2 Days
Designed for optimizing, use, and blending of colorant at the press; that is, in-plant coloring of plastic resins. Discusses machine requirements, screw design for melt uniformity and mixing elements, blending color concentrates, evaluation of concentrates, and typical problems with practical proven resolutions. » View Outline

Scheduled Seminars

Now you can get the complete and original Scientific Injection Molding Training in Spanish: Ahora puedes tomar los verdaderos seminarios de Moldeo Científico completamente en Español.”
01/04/2014 through 12/30/2014

2014 Scientific Molding Seminar Schedule
01/26/2014 through 12/10/2014
Various Locations
2014 Scientific Molding Seminars; Practical technologies that provide you a competitive edge

Advanced Topics Polymers & Processing
07/29/2014 through 07/31/2014
Detroit (Troy) MI
Mike Sepe & John Bozzelli Cover Polymers & Process

Design for Moldability, based on work of G. Beall & J. Klees
08/12/2014 through 08/14/2014
Wood Dale, IL (Chicago 5 miles from O'Hare)
Emphasis on plastics, piece part design in conjunction with tooling and processing

Process Development for Medical Molding Validation
10/21/2014 through 10/23/2014
Chicago, near O'Hare
Strategy to validate processes for FDA/ DOE Requirements

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