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Plastics Thinking and Machine Thinking, What’s the Difference?
Despite the many controls on an injection molding machine, the plastic itself can only respond to four effects; pressure, temperature, flow rate and cooling rate. This concept, developed by Don Paulson, was a technological breakthrough that simplified the understanding of how plastic processing affects part properties and became the foundation for best practices in processing plastic. It enables molders to analyze problems and deduce solutions rather than guess at causes and solutions. All of the various molding machine controls affect one or more of these variables.
In this FREE webinar our Senior Instructor, Todd Bryant, will demonstrate in real-time how the primary machine controls affect the four variables to help you understand the distinction between plastic thinking and machine thinking. A processor who can analyze the process from the plastics point of view can quickly solve any molding problem, regardless of the machine or plastic type. We’ll show you how.
Key Take Aways:
- Understanding how the different machine controls affect the four plastic variables
- Where a machine control affects two or more of the four variables, which is the dominant effect and why
- How to use plastic behavior to your advantage when optimizing the molding process
- How to problem solve from the plastics point of view
Listen in on this FREE webinar to learn how you can apply molding techniques that will dramatically change the way you process.
Plus! It’s FREE.
Special Guest: Donald C. Paulson
2021 Plastics Hall of Fame Inductee, (read more here), Donald Paulson is the founder and chairman of Paulson Training Programs, Inc. and the creator of the now widely accepted method of teaching plastic processing from the “Plastics Point of View”. Don will join this webinar and give his valuable insight into how science based molding principles can make all the difference in processing plastic. An experience you won’t want to miss.