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Oct SimTech Challenge Winners Posted.

Results of the OCTOBER SimTech™ Challenge 

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

Congratulations Alexandru!

OCTOBER SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

Alexandru Crai of OMS Besser Group has once again claimed first place in our SimTech Challenge events. Our other serial winner,  Johnny Ash of Preformed Line Products, came in second. It’s clear that these two competitors are expert molders. They consistently top the leaderboard and make the top ten winners list. But our third place winner is new comer Pat Baker from MTMD. Congratulations Pat! Well done! While we appreciate the advanced skill level Alexandru and Johnny bring to the challenges, it’s refreshing to see new competitors and we’d love to see even more especially those that have the skill to unseat the top dogs! If you’re out there, show us what you got!

This month’s featured setup is by Pat Baker from MTMD. In this month’s challenge, the material used for molding was Acrylic, and participants will have noticed that this part was flashing. Flashing is a common part problem and must be addressed first in the optimization process. This is because flashing creates a high probability of tool damage. Those who participated and earned a score did a good job at addressing this part problem.

Congratulations winners and all who participated!

  • 1st  place – Alexandru Crai, OMS Besser Group – Score: 155.69
  • 2nd place –Johnny Ash, Preformed Line Products  – Score: 155.34
  • 3rd place – Pat Baker, MTMD  –  Score: 155.24

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

Pat Baker's Set-Up


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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