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Get to Know SimTech™

Explore and understand how SimTech operates.

Scientific Molding with SimTech™

Learn the science behind molding using interactive lessons with SimTech.

Problem Solving with SimTech™

Understand what machine control adjustments are necessary to correct specific part defects.

Profitable Molding with SimTech™

Learn key molding techniques that will immediately improve machine output by at least 10 percent.

How to Optimize Molding Set-Ups with SimTech™

Learn how optimization translates to actual dollars saved. In this webinar, we’ll show you how.

Learn the Science Behind the 4 Plastic Variables with SimTech™

Quickly solve any plastic processing problem by understanding the “four plastic variables”. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares how his early research revolutionized processing plastic.

Understand the Science Behind Plastic Melt Temperature with SimTech™

In this FREE webinar, we’re tackling the topic of plastic melt temperature. It’s often assumed that the melt temperature is the same as our front barrel zone and nozzle heater temperatures. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

The Science Behind Plastic Flow Rate with SimTech™

In this FREE webinar, we place our focus on plastic flow rate, one of the four basic plastic variables. Establishing accurate control is vital to a repeatable molding process. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight. 

The Science Behind Plastic Pressure with SimTech™

In this FREE webinar, we tackle the particulars of plastic pressure, one of the four basic plastic variables. Establishing accurate control is vital to a repeatable molding process. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight including some key technical “pressure” points. 

Understand the Science Behind Plastic Cooling Rate with SimTech™

Plastic cooling rate is one of the four basic plastic variables. As “chilling” as that sounds, establishing accurate control is vital to a repeatable molding process. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Know Your Plastic Variables. Hint: There’s Only Four.

Our expert instructor dives deep into scientific injection molding, using Paulson’s powerful machine simulator SimTech™. BONUS! Guest Speaker, and Plastic Hall of Famer, Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Discover Molding Strategies to Boost Your Bottom Line with SimTech™

In this FREE webinar, you’ll learn how implementing data-driven strategies can dramatically impact your bottom line. 

Learn Key Troubleshooting Strategies with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, discusses and demonstrates key scientific molding principles that will help you effectively troubleshoot part problems, gain strategies to help increase part production, reduce scrap, achieve faster cycle times, and save you thousands of dollars. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Solve Flash from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, looks at the pesky problem of Flash. Gain critical insight into the causes and solutions to this age old problem and how approaching molding from the Plastics Point of View can help you avoid it in the first place. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to solve Burn Marks from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, reviews the causes and solutions to burn marks. Burn marks occur when plastic fills the cavity and air is pushed ahead of the flow front. Learn some key strategies to avoid burn marks. BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Targeting Dimensions from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, reviews the challenge of meeting dimensional tolerances when molding. Molding a part that meets all dimensional requirements has traditionally been one of the more difficult tasks in injection molding. All four of the plastic variables: pressure, temperature, flow rate and cooling rate have an effect on final part dimensions. There is a lot to consider when problem solving for dimensions.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to Solve Weld Lines from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, explores weld lines and how they develop. He’ll review some strategies to avoid them and examine familiar scenarios showing possible solutions utilizing our SimTech injection molding simulator. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Solve Short Shots from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, examines Short Shots and how and why they occur when molding as well as review the two basic causes. You’ll gain key insight into how to avoid them by applying scientific principles demonstrated with our SimTech injection molding simulator. 

How to Solve Warp from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, explores warp and how it occurs. He’ll review some strategies to avoid them and examine familiar scenarios showing possible solutions utilizing our SimTech injection molding simulator. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to Solve Sink Marks from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, explores sink marks and how they occur. He’ll review some strategies to avoid them and examine familiar scenarios showing possible solutions utilizing our SimTech injection molding simulator. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to Solve Voids from the Plastics Point of View with SimTech™

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, discusses and demonstrates key scientific molding principles that will help you effectively address Voids when molding. You’ll get insider information on how and why voids occur and possible strategies to avoid them.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to Build a Set-Up Process from Scratch with SimTech™

With a new mold, how do you do the job of building a repeatable, optimized process that will mold thousands of parts? How do you do it most efficiently? This webinar gets into the nitty gritty and shows you how.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

The Seven Steps to Becoming an Expert Molder

In this webinar, our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, will identify the seven steps to becoming an expert molder. He’ll give an overview and explore each of the steps by explaining the science behind the plastic. Understanding the material science is the basis from which each crucial step is built. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Understand Common Properties of Plastic Material with a Focus on Temperature

How does temperature affect plastic? What happens to the plastic if it heats up too fast? At what temperature does plastic melt? Understanding the material science is step one and is the basis from which each step in the molding process is built. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant, will show exactly what happens to the plastic material at different points within the molding process. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Let’s Talk the Four Steps of the Molding Cycle

How do you increase productivity and reduce part problems? Understanding the four steps of the molding cycle is key. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant will use SimTech, our injection molding machine simulator, to run dozens of cycles with various inputs to demonstrate just how each of the four steps affect part properties. You’ll see in real-time how understanding plastic behavior is the critical first step.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Step One of the Molding Cycle: Heating the Plastic

How does temperature affect plastic? What happens to the plastic if it heats up too fast? At what temperature does plastic melt? Understanding the material science is step one and is the basis from which each step in the molding process is built. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant, will show exactly what happens to the plastic material at different points within the molding process. 

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Step Two of the Molding Cycle: Making Plastic Flow

In this webinar, our expert instructor examines the topic of plastic flow rate. The unique properties of polymer molecules make accurate control of flow rate vital to a repeatable molding cycle. You’ll gain a decent understanding of plastic flow rate.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Step Three of the Molding Cycle: Applying Pressure

Plastic pressure is one of the four basic plastic variables. In this webinar, our expert instructor, Todd Bryant will use SimTech, our injection molding machine simulator, to demonstrate just how important plastic pressure is and how it affects part properties. You’ll see in real-time how understanding the science of plastic behavior is the critical producing quality parts.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

Step Four of the Molding Cycle: Cooling the Plastic

In this webinar, we examine the topic of plastic cooling rate. The rate that the parts cool in the cavity influences many of the finished part properties. Cooling rate is controlled by the mold coolant temperature and its flow rate. You’ll see in real-time how understanding the science of plastic behavior is critical to producing quality parts.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How the Four Plastic Variables Work Together.

In this webinar, we review the four steps of the molding cycle and demonstrate how they work together. Our webinar host and expert instructor walks through a set of molding scenarios utilizing molding simulation illustrating how the four plastic variables affect part properties.

BONUS! Guest Speaker Don Paulson shares his expert insight.

How to Reduce Cycle Time from the “Plastics Point of View”.

Paulson’s Founder and Hall of Famer, Don Paulson, and Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant discuss and demonstrate key science-based molding principles showing you how to reduce cycle time, produce less wasted plastic, increase part production, and show you the various relationships between process parameters and part properties.

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