COURSES and PROGRAMS
The Center of Excellence in Injection has developed the Certification Program from a trajectory of more than 15 years in the plastics industry, supported by the research of Dr.-Ing. Laura Flórez, a graduate of the Polymer Processing PhD program at the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) at RWTH University in Aachen, Germany.
With the Certification Program you will be able to reduce cost overruns in starting new projects, increase productivity and commit to more complex products. Your company's work team You will unify concepts, delve into key topics in injection molding, and put into practice what you have learned through case studies of real problems.
The injection molding certification program is structured by three lines: Product, Process and Mold.
Each line has three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
Similarly, specialty courses are proposed, which allow articulating the lines and delving into high-impact issues. These specialty courses are highly varied and respond to the dynamics of the injection industry.
For the certification of each level it is necessary to pass the level exam, after having taken:
2 master courses of 4 hours each
1 practical course of 4 hours
2 specialization courses, each lasting 2 hours.
Introduction to the design of injected products in which the impact of the design in the value chain is recognized, the requirements of a product are identified and the challenges for cost reduction are analyzed.
Balanced vision of the design of injected products; design thinking about the process, the mold and functionality, as the key to success.
Course with two development axes; Inspection, quality and costing of plastic products, and optimization of injected product design.
Introduction to injection molding, where a common language is created, process parameters and basic science of polymeric materials are explored.
Definition of the process window for stability and cost reduction in the injection process. Analysis of the injection point, the cooling system, the feeding channels and the ejection system.
Solutions based on the understanding of defects in injection molding, process simulation tools, design of experiments for process optimization and strategies for repeatability and quality control
Introduction to the design of injection molds in which the basic practices for the design of the different systems are presented. In addition, strategies for the choice of materials and their treatments are presented.
Detailed design focused on the feasibility (cost and maintenance) of the feeding system, the cooling system, the ejection system, and evaluation of the structural integrity of the mold.
Techniques and good practices for the manufacture of injection molds; methodologies for competitiveness in manufacturing: metrology, instrumentation and industry 4.0