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JULY SimTech Challenge Winners Posted.

Results of the JULY SimTech™ Challenge 

First Place Goes to Johnny Ash of Preformed Line Products for the July 2021 SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenge.

Congratulations Johnny (Our Reigning Champ!)

July SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

Injection Molders! Is there a Challenger out there that can beat Johnny Ash?! Again this super molder takes first place for this month’s SimTech Injection Molding Challenge. Following close behind is a new name in the top ten line-up, Rajan Panneer from Freudenberg Medical, with Chris Arnold of  RS&B placing third. The July Challenge featured a high level of difficulty requiring challengers to think through and develop a strategy. Congratulations winners and all who participated! Well done.

  • 1st  place – Johnny Ash – Score: 121.66
  • 2nd place –Rajan Panneer – Freudenberg Medical – Score: 121.54
  • 3rd place – Chris Arnold – RS&B –  Score: 121.01

For this month, we’re featuring our third place winner Chris Arnold’s set-up. Check it out.

A Note from our Developers

Here’s a little primer on the strategy needed to successfully solve the JULY SimTech Challenge:

Acrylic is an amorphous material, and the machine is using a general-purpose screw. The challenge was to eliminate the burn marks first and then optimize the rest of the process. The featured setup uses a low Back Pressure with a relatively slow RPM setting. This is appropriate for the Acrylic material. Acrylic can be somewhat shear sensitive, so the Back Pressure and RPM settings help minimize the shear on the material.

See what you can learn with our monthly molding challenges? Imagine how much you can learn in our online Paulson University Certification courses or in our instructor-led Certification Academy seminars?!

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 select a month from the drop down menu.

Get ready for the next 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, 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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