Seminars & Classes

New Tool Process Development via Scientific Molding

September 19–21, 2017

Wood Dale Tech Center map
939 A.E.C. Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone: 630 875-0202

Course Description

Instructor: John Bozzelli


We have been molding for decades, however we have yet to develop a scientific method of developing an optimized process. Often the process is inaccurately documented which results in processors "tweaking". This seminar concentrates on a scientific process optimization with at-the-press instruction. Hydraulic and cavity pressures will be monitored. Plastic variables are defined to establish a "Universal Setup Sheet". This setup sheet will work for a given mold on any appropriate press. Different barrel sizes, electric or hydraulic press; the setup sheet will work on all. One setup sheet per mold saves time and assures consistency by keeping the plastic variables constant, NOT machine conditions. Take this concept back to your shop to control your processing and drive down your costs.

Benefits for you and your shop

  • Separate confusing “Machine Variables” vs. “Plastic” variables that work!
  • Optimize any process via a standard procedure based on data!
  • Make your process accommodate most viscosity changes, i.e. lot changes, colors, temperature etc. And have the machine tell you.
  • Sense process changes as they occur, not after hours of wasted production!
  • Document the process so that it can be repeated on other machines!
  • Glass mold videos of plastic filling various cavities: drag flow, in-mold decorating, splay, sinks etc.
  • Get all processors to agree on processing strategies, minimize/eliminate tweaking and shift variations.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in learning injection molding or obtaining an optimized process that can be validated to FDA standards and not tied to a single press or plant. Design, Process, Project Engineers, Processors, Quality Control, Process Technicians, Machine Suppliers, Plant Owners and Production Management will learn what is needed for getting the job done right, consistently in the least amount of time and frustration. Enrollment is limited.


"An intense class that all molders need to understand…" DS "Hands on workshop removed years of smoke and mirrors…" GM "You really put technical info in very easy laymens terms" JG "A plastics degreee in three days" SS "We have used SIM principles exclusively…and are slated to expand our operation by 25% RB."

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Course Info

Please note that this is a three day seminar.

Space is limited.
Please email John Bozzelli to reserve your seat:

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Fees: $1,575 per person, due before the seminar. PO, check or credit card, card is charged the week before the seminar. Cancellations are subject to a $150.00 processing fee. No refunds will be granted when canceling within one week from the first seminar date. Substitutions allowed.

You are responsible for your own travel and hotel reservations. Injection Molding Solutions will not be responsible for any reservation penalties or fees. Thank you for traveling, it is not fun anymore!

Class will start at 8:30 am. CST.

Hotel Recommendations

The Hyatt Place Hotel – Itasca
Located 1.6 miles from the Niigata Technical Center.

The Hyatt Place Hotel direct phone number is 630-875-1400.

The Doubletree Hotel – Wood Dale
Located 0.6 miles from the Niigata Technical Center.

The Doubletree Hotel direct phone number is 630-860-2900.

Marriott Courtyard Hotel – Wood Dale
Located 0.6 miles from the Niigata Technical Center.

The Marriott Courtyard Wood Dale Hotel direct phone number is 630-766-7775.

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