Automotive Training for applications such as bumpers, fuel tanks, washer bottles, filler pipes and trim.
Modules: Plastics materials: Polymerisation, Thermoset v Thermoplastic, Crystalline and Amorphous resins, Melt flow index and density. Implications of using regrind. Material selection, applications and limitations.
Basic Level Product and Mould Design: Predictive analysis, functionality, selecting a polymer, Mould manufacture and component functions, mould types 2 plate, 3 plate, Semi and full hot runner.
Primary Technologies such as Injection Moulding and Extrusion Blow Moulding will be covered in detail.
Applications/Limitations of each technology, cost of moulds/dies and lines, outputs, capital costs, typical volumes required to gain entry to the chosen technology, typical quality issues, job changeovers, colour changes.
These courses can be held: On site where the equipment/application i.e. multi layer fuel tanks is very specific.
At Wolverhampton College where Injection and Blow Moulding equipment is available for hands on training.