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September SimTech Challenge Winners Posted

Results of the September SimTech™ 2022 Injection Molding Challenge 

First Place Goes to Andrea Bricola, Draexlmaier Automotive of America, and First Place goes to Draexlmaier Automotive of America for the company spotlight category.

Yes! That’s right. You read that correctly. This company placed First in both categories. They are clearly the team to beat!

Congratulations Winners!

September 2022 SimTech™ Challenge Wrap Up

The winning streak continues for Draexlmaier Automotive of America, with top wins four months in a row! And a First Place win in the “Individual Category” by their own Andrea Bricola. One could predict this company might clinch the overall title of TOP MOLDING COMPANY of 2022. But will they?  Team PlastiKon is moments away from overtaking them. Will they succeed? Join us in October to find out.

Company Team Winners: These are companies who have three or more employees participating, and for this month, the top three winning companies include:

  • First Place: Draexlmaier Automotive of America, with a companywide average score of 111.73
  • Second Place: Plastikon, with a companywide average score of 111.38 
  • Third Place:   Monoflo International, with a companywide average score of 110.15

Congratulations to our individual winners and company winners and to all who participated.

Individual Winners

  • 1st place –Andrea Bricola, Draexlmaier Automotive of America  – 112.036
  • 2nd  place – Daniel James from Draexlmaier Automotive of America –  111.995
  • 3rd place – Austin Haycraft from Plastikon –  111.979


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 overall 2022 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, 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.

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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