Injection Moulding Trainer

The Injection Moulding Trainer offers a classroom-based resource for investigating the techniques used to create thermo-plastic products. Students initially use the trainer to mould a variety of items, including a model car and different designs of door handles.

Using the Injection Moulding Trainer alongside a 3D printer allows students to follow rapid prototyping and tooling techniques, including:

  • 3D printing, evaluation and improvement of prototypes
  • 3D printing of injection moulds
  • Injection moulding of the final product

Students apply these techniques to develop various items, including a headphone cord wrap and a multi-part gear mechanism.

Students will see how a good grasp of the science of material properties is needed to select appropriate materials and methods for production. They will also gain an understanding of how mathematics is required to develop production costs and propose selling costs.

Injection Moulding Trainer – typical practical activities include:
  • Injection mould the parts for a model car
  • Mould different doorknob designs and test each one for strength
  • Adapt an existing mould design to make a corn cob holder
  • 3D print an injection mould tool
  • Adapt a 3D printed mould tool to overcome moulding problems such as flashing, surface finish and shrinkage
  • Explore the benefits of adding a draft angle to a mould
  • Design project – design a new component suitable for mass production
The set includes:
  • Injection Moulder and Lever
  • Mould Set containing:
    • Single-part mould
    • Multi-part mould
    • Adaptable ‘smart’ mould
    • Support jacket for 3D printed moulds
  • Plastic Granule Supply
  • Model Cabinet Door
  • Heat-Resistant Gloves
  • Curriculum in Digital Format
Some projects may also require:
  • Student access to a 3d printer

OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS:

Injection Moulder Assembly Kit (350-10)

How to order

Product:
Injection Moulding Trainer
Code:
350-01

Please call LJ Create at
+44 (0)1603 748001 or
email info@ljcreate.co.uk.

A member of our staff will be happy to advise you with your order and provide you with further options where appropriate.