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FEB2023 SimTech Challenge Winners Posted

Results of the February SimTech™ 2023 Injection Molding Challenge 

First Place Goes to Andrea Bricola of Draexlmaier Automotive of America and First Place goes to Draexlmaier Automotive of America for the company category. That’s right! This company won in both categories. Congratulations to Andrea and to TEAM Draexlmier Automotive and all those who participated!

FEBRUARY 2023 SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

We kicked off the 2023 season with a tough molding challenge in February, and once again TEAM Draexlmaier topped the winning charts in both the Individual and Company categories. Hands down, this organization is already poised to give challengers a run for their money. As these challenges continue we’re seeing some of the same names occupy top spots on the Leaderboards. Names that easily are earning elite molding status. Who out there has the skill to out-mold this illustrious group of talented molders?  Join the fun. Test your molding skill and earn a spot on the Paulson SimTech Leaderboard and Paulson SimTech Champions Leaderboard.

Individual Winners

  • 1st place – Andrea Bricola, Draexlmaier Automotive of America  – Score: 111.275 (2022 Champion)
  • 2nd  place – Austin Haycraft, Plastikon – Score: 111.264
  • 3rd place – Johnny Ash, Preformed Line Products –  Score: 111.210 (2020 Champion)

Company Winners

The COMPANY category consists of companies who have three or more employees participating, and for this month’s challenge, the top three winning companies included:

  • First Place: Draexlmaier Automotive of America – Score: 111.11
  • Second Place: Preformed Line Products – Score: 111.02
  • Third Place: I2Tech – Score: 110.60

Featured Set-up: Andrea Bricola of Draexlmaier Automotive of America


To learn more about our monthly SimTech Molding Challenges visit details hereTo see how you or your fellow molders ranked this month, check out the leader board by clicking here and select a month from the drop down menu.

As always, we’ll be announcing the over all 2023 ProMolder Champion after we tally all the scores from the entire year. Start earning scores!

In the meantime, get ready for the next month’s challenge! 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 that 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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