Seminar Outline

  1. Introduction & Overview
    1. Purpose
    2. Perspectives on the plastics' industry, manufacturing
    3. Profits
    4. What is your produt
    5. The components of a successful plastic's application
    6. Concurrent engineering and its benefits
    7. The four molding variables
    8. Machine conditions vs. Plastic conditions
  2. Processing Guidelines
    1. Starting off True North
    2. Five Plastic Variables
    3. Machine vs. Plastic conditions
    4. Detailed Process optimization at the press
  3. Common Molding Problems: Causes and Solutions; Class Picks Topics!
    1. Splay
    2. Color streaking, swirls, marbling
    3. Bubbles in clear parts
    4. Pin (ejector) push marks, see also parts sticking
    5. Shorts, sinks, record grooves or waves
    6. Flash
    7. Warp/Dimensional Stability
    8. Burns
    9. Black Specks
    10. Worm Tracks or Jetting
    11. Brittleness
    12. Contamination
    13. Delamination
    14. Weldlines
    15. Poor living hinge life
    16. Gate Blush
    17. Gloss, and gloss gradients
    18. Hot Runner issues
    19. Infrared Thermography
    20. Plus any topic of your choice