• 7th February 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Defective plastic parts are often only found late in the day and after significant investment of time and money.

This  well established course will help you develop an understanding of the causes of part defects and how to avoid them. Common plastic part defects will be explored and solutions developed, enabling attendees to design plastic parts with confidence.

This course will also introduce the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to identify issues early in the design cycle.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at all designers and engineers involved with injection moulded parts.

Toolmakers and technicians looking to increase their understanding of the injection moulding process will also benefit from attending this course.


1 Day

The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee

£450, including lunch and refreshments.

Please contact us for dates.

Venue Details

Course Fee

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Online Training Option

An online course is also available as an alternative to classroom-based tuition.

Registration / Further Information

We can also run this course on a date of your choosing or as a bespoke course. Please let us know if you are interested in this option.


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Manchester Area

Whitworth House 28 Charles Street Stockport SK1 3JR  


Church Farm Barn 15 High Street Longstanton Cambridge CB24 3BP    

Course Topics Include:


  • Course Objectives
  • The Injection Moulding Process
  • Common Part Defects

Plastic Flow in Injection Moulding

  • Flow Behaviour
  • Heat Balance in the Injection Mould
  • Pressure Driven Flow

Polymer Materials

  • Amorphousv& Semi-crystalline
  • Fibre Reinforcement
  • Polymer Selection

Shrinkage & Warpage

  • Shrinkage
  • The Packing Phase
  • Warpage & Distortion

Tooling & Processing

  • Gate Placement
  • Hot and Cold Runners

Analysis & Simulation

  • When to Simulate?
  • Flow Prediction
  • Warpage & Distortion

Failures in Service

  • Failure Causes
  • Residual Stresses
  • Mechanical Properties & Shear Degradation
  • Creep

Wrap Up

  • Final Questions
  • Further Learning

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Feedback from Previous Attendees

An excellent course to understand the fundamentals of injection moulding. Renthal Limited

The course was a useful overview of the issues surrounding design for injection moulding and would be useful for engineers of all experience levels. Pektron plc

Great course, with great insight into the world of plastics. Precision Moulds & Tools Services Ltd

Really informative course with highly knowledgeable people. Would definitely recommend. Morgan Advanced Materials

Very interesting and enjoyable day. Owen Mumford

Very good course, I particularly enjoyed the last section. Innovative Technology Ltd

Very good insight into fundamental aspects of the moulding cycle. Invibio

Really beneficial, great experience – Thank you. Loughborough University 

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