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Plastics Injection

Mould Design
Short Courses at Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, UK
Presented by John R. Hind, BSc., MSc.
16-17 June, 2009
6-7 October, 2009

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Plastics Injection Mould Design
2-day Training Course n How mould design can influence n Runnerless Moulds
product quality Basic types, advantages and
16-17 June 2009 n The importance of mould cooling; limitations.
6-7 October 2009 gate and runner design etc. n Mould Materials and Heat Treatment
n How to identify faults relating to Low carbon, pretoughened, fully
mould design/manufacture hardening and stainless steels. Non
Overview ferrous materials, case hardening,
n How to make mould design
nitriding etc. Materials for prototype
An awareness of the technicalities improvements
moulds.
of mould design will improve
communications between product Contents n Mould Cooling
designers and mould designers and n Methods of Mould Manufacture Methods of cooling various core/
reduce costly errors and delays. cavity shapes.
Machine tools, die sinking, spark
erosion, hobbing, castings etc. n Mould Finishes
Who will benefit? Polishing, texturing, etc.
n General Mould Construction
Product designers and others involved
in the design or development of Terminology, mould cavities and
cores, bolsters, use of inserts, parting Presenter
new products; technical/purchasing
line, line of draw, draft angle. John R. Hind, BSc., MSc.
managers; process engineers and Prototype moulds.
technicians.
n The Two Plate Mould Course Fee
Objectives Runner and gate design, ejector £525.00 + VAT, includes course
As a result of attending this course systems, venting mould shrinkage,
manual, lunches & refreshments -
methods of location and aligning
participants will learn: accommodation not included.
each half, mould venting.
n How moulds are made, the effect
on cost and timing n Multiplate Moulds
Three plate tools, stack moulds.
n How moulds are constructed; the
elements and terminology used n Undercut Moulds
n How component design can effect Internal and external undercuts,
mould cost, lead time and mould splits, side cores/cavities, hydraulics,
maintenance internal threads, etc.

Tailor-made Training Courses: the course. For this reason we are obliged
Courses can be delivered ‘in-company’ to charge the following administration fees
and tailored to your company’s products or surcharges.
and materials. Please contact The Cancellations made up to 14 days or more
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course and can be made in £Sterling, Smithers Rapra is centrally located
E Euro or $US. Transfer conditions
(in the UK) on the A53 near the
All requests to transfer must be confirmed
Course fee includes course
in writing by the delegate requesting the village of Shawbury about 7 miles
notes, lunches and refreshments. (11km) North-East from Shrewsbury
transfer, or their booking representative.
Accommodation is not included. in Shropshire, within easy reach of
However, Smithers Rapra has negotiated The option to transfer can be used only
the M6 and M54 motorways, less
rates with several hotels nearby. Details once, after which non-attendance will
than one and a half hours drive
will be sent on confirmation of booking. be treated as a cancellation and all
outstanding invoices will be due. from Birmingham, Manchester and
Liverpool airports and approximately
Cancellations and Transfers Smithers Rapra cannot automatically
7 miles from the mainline railway
Please note, we endeavour to guarantee a place on the next schedule
accommodate our delegates’ requests,
station (Shrewsbury) which has
course date.
however, most of our courses have limited regular rail services to Birmingham
Delegate substitutions can be made at (New Street) and London (Euston).
numbers to maximise the interactivity any time without incurring penalty.
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