4-Part Workshop: Injection Molding Process: From 42 to 4 Variables for Robustness and Repeatability

Injection Molding Process: From 42 to 4 Variables for Robustness and Repeatability


Injection Molding Process: From 42 to 4 Variables for Robustness and Repeatability



All workshop days are from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT.

June 11, 2024
June 12, 2024
June 13, 2024
June 14, 2024

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This workshop delves into the intricacies of the injection molding process, where traditionally 42 variables vie for control. Recognizing the complexity inherent in managing such a vast array of factors, the session focuses on streamlining operations by distilling these variables down to just four essential elements. Through a blend of theoretical discourse and practical demonstrations, attendees will witness the transition from complexity to simplicity, understanding how this approach enhances robustness and repeatability in production. This workshop bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and real-world implementation, offering actionable insights for achieving greater efficiency and consistency in injection molding practices.

Target Audience

Sales & Technical Sales participating in RFQ’s phases / Purchasing / Set-up Technician / Process Engineers / Plant Managers / Product Engineer / Material Engineer / Technical Development engineer / Moldmaker / Tooling Engineer / Tooling Manager / Industrial engineer / Tool designer


Andres Urbina
Processing / Tooling Specialist
Carcoustics International GmbH

Andres is a highly accomplished professional with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Materials & Manufacturing Processes, specializing in Simulation and Plastic Processing. His distinguished international career spans Latin America, the USA, and Europe, showcasing exceptional expertise in optimizing the supply chain value of plastics across various industries.

In addition to his role as a full-time engineer at a Tier 1 company in Germany and certified as a RJG Master Molder I, Andres has made significant contributions to academia. He served as a Professor at the University of Barcelona and held the position of Senior Trainer at the Injection Center (CEI) in Colombia. Beyond his professional engagements, he is an avid writer, contributing over 10 technical articles to esteemed publications such as Tecnología del Plástico and Metalmecánica. Currently, he serves as a technical editor for Plastics Engineering, focusing on the European region.

Why Should You Attend?

Comprehensive Knowledge: Gain a thorough understanding of the key elements influencing injection molding projects, covering both technical and non-technical aspects.
Practical Application: Acquire hands-on skills in setting up injection molding processes based on a profound understanding of part design, mold design, material selection, and machine operation.
Troubleshooting Proficiency: Develop the ability to identify and address common part defects through cause-and-effect studies, empowering participants to enhance process repeatability.
Supply Chain Integration: Explore the interconnected roles within the supply chain, fostering collaboration and coherence across various stages of thermoplastic injection molding component development production.
Polymer Engineering Insight: Deepen the knowledge of polymer engineering, enabling informed decision-making in material selection and process optimization.

Questions? Contact:

For questions, contact Iván D. López.

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