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AUGUST SimTech Challenge Winners Posted.

Results of the AUGUST SimTech™ Challenge – 

TOP Monthly Molder Goes to Alexandru Crai for the AUGUST SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenge. Way to go Alexandru!

***Paulson SimTech Challenges made the NEWS! Check out the full page feature in Plastics News here.

AUGUST SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

First Place Goes to Alexandru Crai for the AUGUST SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenge, he is our TOP MOLDER for August. And the SECOND time he’s achieved the TOP Monthly MOLDER! Well done Alexandru!

AUGUST SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

We took it easy on all of you for the AUGUST Challenge by presenting a low difficulty problem. So, not surprisingly the four winners just happen to be the same group that consistently place in the top five spots of the leaderboard. These folks really know their stuff! While each of the four reached their limit for monthly prizes, they can still continue to accumulate points toward the GRAND PRIZE of $6,000 worth of training credit toward any Paulson Training product, to be awarded at the end of the year. What separated these seven challengers? Our 1st place molder produced 20,332.8 good parts in 120 hours. Our 7th place contestant produced 19,638.7 parts in 120 hours – a 3% difference in production, BUT over time this could represent as much as a 30% increase in net profits.

With all that said, for AUGUST, our Top Injection Molder title goes to Alexandru Crai! Congratulations! Again, anyone who achieved a score and a spot on the Leaderboard deserves a hearty congratulations. Hats off to you! Well done!

So let’s take a look at our winners this month:

AUGUST Challenge top placement Winners – TOP 4 MOLDERS

Competitors who earned the title of AUGUST’s TOP INJECTION MOLDERS:

1st Alexandru Crai  – OMS Besser Group 

2nd Luke Snyder – Windsor Mold Group

*3rd Johnny Ash – Preformed Line Products (*2019 TOP Molder)

4th Joey Hall – MCM


AUGUST Challenge PRIZE Winners – Top 3 PRIZE WINNERS

*Competitors who earned prizes this month:

First Prize (5th place): Vomir Marius from Draexlmaier – ($500 training credit from Paulson) 

Second Prize (6th place): Conner Thompson from MCM – (wins hat & $300 training credit from Paulson)

Third Prize (7th place): Gerald Niedermann from Greiner Packaging International Gmbh – ($200 training credit from Paulson)

Congratulations to our winners and all who participated! Well done! The more you increase your knowledge and practice applying that knowledge, the better you will become at solving any processing problems that come your way.

*Winners & Prizes Explained

You’ll note our TOP MOLDERS and PRIZE winners for the month are different. Why? In order to give everyone an opportunity to win a prize and keep things fair, we’re limiting the monthly prize wins. Once you achieve FIRST PLACE, you cannot claim another monthly prize again for the year. If you won SECOND or THIRD PLACE, you can still work your way up to FIRST and claim the top spot. If you’re not eligible to win the monthly prizes again, it doesn’t mean you can’t compete. You can still accumulate points to win the GRAND PRIZE of $6,000 worth of training from Paulson to be announced at the end of the year. So keep participating!

To learn more about our monthly SimTech Molding Challenges visit details here.  And for the PRIZES? Read the information here for details on the awards and rules of play. To see how you or your fellow molders ranked this month, check out the leader board by clicking here and choose ‘AUGUST 2020’ from the drop down menu.

Get ready for SEPTEMBER. Take advantage and pre-signup. Don’t miss out. Get on the list to win! Until then, keep on learning!

Having Fun with our Competitions?

Imagine the team of skilled molders you could create if SimTech was in your plant 24-7? Your employees could be improving their molding expertise in a safe, low-cost environment, building critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. And you can stage your own friendly in-house competitions.  It’s proven, molding simulation is the best and most cost-effective way to become a better molder. You don’t want your employees making their mistakes or trying new techniques on the production floor at an actual machine—now that’s a costly way to learn. The simulation of complex processes is quickly becoming the gold standard of skill development. SimTech is the answer for injection molding.

Here’s just a few of the applications you can employ with SimTech:

  • Hiring Qualified Employees – Before hiring a potential employee, test their knowledge and skills with problem solving exercises in Simtech.
  • Technician Promotion – Give your candidates for promotion a test before you make that decision.
  • In-plant Competitions to promote learning and discussion – Have your own competitions amongst your team. Have a discussion on what process settings work and why.

Just hearing about this? Want to join in on all the fun? Sign up and learn more here.

To learn more about SimTech and all the other skill development courses Paulson offers, visit or call 1-800-826-1901; or contact us via email

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