Intelligent lightweight construction to conserve resources
In order to efficiently support you with the complex requirements of lightweight construction along the entire value chain, the consulting team is made up of employees from the areas of sustainability and recycling, mold design, injection molding simulation and calculation, processing technology, and materials testing. We offer you detailed consulting options on the main topics related to lightweight construction with plastics.
- Material valuation
- Material selection with regard to suitable material pairings including the development of new combinations
- Additive selection to optimize the foam structure of your lightweight components
- Adhesion testing to evaluate material compatibility of material pairings by manufacturing 2K test specimens
- Evaluation of rheological compatibility of material pairings by means of injection molding rheometer
- Examination of foam structures by means of non-destructive analysis using computer tomographic scans
- Production of special foam test specimens to determine material properties relevant to lightweight construction
- Injection molding simulation and calculation
- Testing and improvement of the molded part design with the aim of stable manufacturing processes
- Assessment of susceptibility to failure as well as possible risks during production
- Optimization of manufacturing and downstream processes
- Effective variant evaluation in molding/mold design with minimal raw material and energy input
- Time advantage through fast and efficient development implementation
- Tool design
- Processing technology
- Sustainability and recycling
- Material and cost savings for lightweight components subject to bending loads
- Increasing the sustainability of your product portfolio through lightweight construction
- Verification options through sustainability assessments
21.02. - 22.02.2023
Plastics selection in product development
Plastics are highly interesting materials with further increased potential for product development. A multitude of requirements to which the product is subjected in the application must be reconciled with the most efficient processability possible and a limited cost budget for the material. This seminar explains some basic tools for solving this complex problem. The content of the seminar is to underline the practical approach from the material selection to the real use of the product. Using a housing made of semi-crystalline material with/without filler and a lens made of amorphous material, the seminar content will be taught in a practical way. For further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
27.02. - 03.03.2023
Injection molding compact in theory and practice
If you are familiar with the basics of the injection molding process, this extension course will give you additional knowledge about injection molding of thermoplastics. We will explain the phases of the injection molding process to you in detail, look at the input variables and their influence on the molded part quality. In an extended practical part, the theoretical contents will be illustrated for you in a practice-relevant way on an injection molding machine. You will find further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script in our download box at the top right.
Multi-component injection molding
Various special injection molding processes can be used to produce more complex components that not only offer cost advantages but also higher-quality features compared with individual components, e.g. through increased functional integration. For example, multi-component injection molding can produce composites from several components of the same or different types. A key quality feature in the injection molding of two or more components is the adhesion between the different materials. For this reason, material selection and molding design are particularly important. In this seminar, we will teach you the basics of multicomponent injection molding technology and demonstrate technical approaches to solutions. For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
07.03. - 08.03.2023
Injection molding defects: avoid + eliminate
Unfavorable settings and fluctuations in process parameters during injection molding result in constellations that can lead to molded part defects and cause high economic losses. We provide you with comprehensive knowledge in the recognition and systematic elimination of defects in injection molded parts. In the practical part, we will deepen the process-engineering correlations with you. You will find further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script in our download box at the top right.
07.03. - 08.03.2023
PUR chemistry - from raw material to material
In this seminar, you will acquire chemical knowledge of raw material production and reactions of isocyanates with regard to the production of polyurethanes and polyurethaneureas. Since most polyurethanes are chemically cross-linked, we will introduce you to network formation and its effect on processing and end product properties. For more information on the agenda, travel and parking, please see our download box on the top right.
14.03. - 15.03.2023
Mold sampling: systematic and efficient
Injection molding is highly efficient in the production of large quantities. To reduce time and costs, we will explain the systematic procedure for mold sampling and give you practical instructions for action, which we will illustrate in the practical part in our technical center. For more information about the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
16.03. - 17.03.2023
ONLINE - Injection molding beginner course
You don't have the opportunity to attend our beginners' course on site but would still like to learn the basics about thermoplastic injection molding? Then book our online seminar and get an overview of the aspects plastics, machine, process and mold. You can find more information about the agenda in our download box at the top right.
20.03. - 31.03.2023
Expert knowledge: Injection molding
If you are familiar with the basics of the injection molding process, in this intensive course we will illustrate all phases of the injection molding process in compact form - from the plastic to the finished molded part. The topics of systematic setup and the analysis and elimination of injection molding errors are covered in particular depth. In the integrated 5-day machine training, the knowledge is applied and practiced. For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities, an insight into the script and information on TrainingPlus, please see our download box at the top right.
28.03. - 29.03.2023
Dimensional accuracy of molded parts
The special structure of plastics, which results from their molecular structure and essentially determines their properties, gives rise to some special features for the dimensioning and tolerancing of plastic parts compared to other construction materials. If these are not taken into account in molded part and tool design, this inevitably leads to disputes between plastics processors, toolmakers and OEMs. Get fit and use the plastics technology know-how of the new standard for effective project processing! For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking options and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
Realize lightweight solutions
Foam injection molding
The main advantage of thermoplastic foam molding (TSG) is the reduction in density and thus material. This in turn has a positive effect on the environment and economy.