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NOV SimTech Challenge Winners Posted.

Results of the November SimTech™ Challenge 

First Place Goes to Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group for the November 2021 SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenge.

Congratulations Alexandru!

November SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

Nope, it’s not a typo, Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group has done it again! He is this month’s Injection Molding Champ. Which means, he’s well on his way to clinching this year’s title as the 2021 top Injection ProMolder. Following close behind, is a new competitor, Dana Birzan, also from OMS Besser Group; excellent job Dana. Our steady winner and two-time champion, Johnny Ash, placed third.  Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated.

This month’s featured setup is by Dana Birzan of OMS Besser Group. Here’s what our expert challenge developers had to say about this month’s challenge:

The process started with optimizing the melt temperature. Bringing the melt to the lower end of the recommended melt temperature allowed for a faster cooling rate. More on that in a minute. The cushion had an issue as it was too large. So, with some calculations between the screw back distance (shot size) and final cushion, the final cushion was solved. Finally, the mold temperature was optimized to the lower limits and the cooling time was adjusted to minimize the overall cycle time (cooling rate).
This optimization process allowed for an overall process efficiency of 121.74%
Now that’s making a nice profit!

Congratulations winners and all who participated!

  • 1st  place – Alexandru Crai, OMS Besser Group – Score: 121.77
  • 2nd place –Dana Birzan, OMS Besser Group  – Score: 121.74
  • 3rd place – Johnny Ash, Preformed Line Products –  Score: 121.71

For this month, we’re featuring our 2nd place winner Dana Birzan’s set-up. Check it out.


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.

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