Welcome to Paulson’s SimTech™ Injection Molding Challenges
The only place in the plastics industry you can test your molding skill for FREE! See if you can build an optimized process, reduce cycle time, beat our experts, and all without setting off alarms. Then see how your injection molding skill ranks among your peers. Enter Paulson’s SimTech™ Monthly Challenges and find out!
What is the Challenge?
Each month competitors are tasked with molding a defect-free part, within specifications, with the fastest cycle time using Paulson’s online virtual injection molding machine, SimTech. It’s FREE! Plus, at the end of the year ONLY ONE person will have accumulated enough winning points to earn the championship title of TOP MOLDER. Our current champion is Andrea Bricola, from Draexlmaier Automotive of America.
Our previous Champions and elite competitors include Alexandru Crai, from OMS Besser Group (2021) and Johnny Ash, from Preformed Line Products (2020). Do you have the injection molding skill to unseat the current champion?
PLUS! With each Challenge, competitors can see how they rank among fellow molders, in real time, on the coveted Paulson SimTech™Challenge Leader Board and Champions Leaderboard.
Create a Team! Get Your Company Spotlighted
Bring the Fun to Your Plant. Encourage a friendly in-plant competition, and every month, we’ll spotlight the winning company (you must have three or more players from the same company in order to win and earn a score). The winning team for 2022 is Draexlmaier Automotive Group of America.
In past challenges, outstanding (unofficial) company teams have included:
- Jones Plastics
- Windsor Mold
- Falcon Plastics
- Preformed Line Products
- Freudenberg Medical
- and More.
Paulson’s Molding challenges make learning fun all while gaining critical thinking and key troubleshooting skills.
Get Ready! Who will be this year’s SimTech ProMolder Champ? And what Company team will make the monthly Spotlight?!
Get on the list now to receive each monthly challenge as they’re released and never miss a chance to win. Challenges last only one week.
View the Challenge Leaderboard by clicking on the Badge icon.
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SimTech™ Challenge FAQs
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How does the Challenge work?
Each month, Paulson’s molding experts will devise a new molding problem for you to solve. For example, you will be challenged to mold a specific part without any defects and with the fastest cycle time. Once you’re in SimTech™, you will see the virtual control panel where you will be able to view the part, the plastic, and the machine specs in order to “mold” your part effectively. Bonus points are given, BUT if you need to access “hints,” points will be lost. Besides winning, the actual goal here is to learn.
Will I win anything?
Yes! Each month you will have a chance to earn a spot on the Paulson SimTech Leaderboard – for bragging rights of course. Additionally, each time you participate and earn a score you will accumulate points. The person with the most points will be crowned the new SimTech ProMolder Champion! And, if there are three or more players from one company, the company team that earns the most points each month will be spotlighted.
What is SimTech?
SimTech™ is Paulson’s most advanced, proprietary, injection molding simulation tool. It’s a powerful online engine built on decades of complex mathematical equations of plastic and process analyses that combine both molding theories and practices. All together, SimTech™ has the outstanding capability to process some 20 million calculations per simulated cycle, and check all possible simulations against possible errors. No other injection molding simulation tool is more powerful!
How do I enter?
In order to participate in the monthly challenges, you MUST register by filling out the form. You will then receive email alerts when each challenge is released. Act now and be ready to take the challenge.