Computer Based Training (English or Spanish)

DIL Dilan Interactive Learning

Approximately 20 hours of interactive training in three injection molding process modules: Module 1 (for Operators), Module 2 (for Technicians) and Module 3 (Advanced).

DIL’s Interactive Universal Molding™ training program for Windows includes the following:

Module 1 (MU™ for Operators):

MU1 – Introduction – an introduction to injection molding process and the discipline of Universal Molding™
MU2 – Fundamentals – explains Universal parameter contributions and how they relate to machine parameters
MU3 – Molding with Graphs – explains the importance of the injection process graphs and how to interpret them
MU4 – Plastic Morphology – discusses the basic types of plastics and how their characteristics differ during the molding process
Mixing and Blending Plastic Resins – explains various aspects of mixing and blending, including the different machine options and sizing calculations.

Module 2 (MU™ for Technicians):

MU5 – Press Calculations – discusses clamping force and its determination, platen sizing, and its operation.
MU6 – Injection Unit Calculations – explains such items as determining shot size, nozzle tips and sprue bushings selection, specific density, injection flow, barrel utilization, and temperature profiles, among other topics.
MU7 – Cooling Calculations – includes information on calculating cooling demand, the use of chillers and cooling towers, cooling time approximation, and how temperature control units (TCUs) work.
Drying Hygroscopic Materials – explains material drying fundamentals, how to size a drying system, and drying equipment configurations.

Module 3 (Advanced MU™):

MU8 – Machine Rheology – discusses various aspects of plastic melt flow, shear stress, viscosity, conventional rheology and rheology by power, and how to predict injection time.
MU9 – Determining Injection Speed – reviews the data and calculations needed in order to determine the optimal molding parameters, and explains how to determine ideal injection time and injection speed.

MU10 – Verifying Fill Balance – discusses the effects of injection time on fill balance in molds with multiple cavities, fill balance analysis, and mold balancing with hot and cold runners.
MU11 – Determining Hold Stage Parameters – reviews holding stage and demonstrates how to determine the hold pressure and hold time.
MU12 – Determining Cooling Stage Parameters – reviews cooling and recovery, and explains what factors affect cooling and how to optimize the mold temperature and cooling time.


“Setting up an In-house Injection Molding Academy with Universal Molding™” explains the pros and cons of traditional training options and outlines, how to plan and set up your training program, and how to promote your Universal factory.

The modules included quizzes for certification, handouts (.pdf files), and a password-protected administrator program to verify student’s progress and to print certificates.

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