College offers injection molding workshops

Two weeks of the Injection Molding Processing Workshop offered by Pennsylvania College of Technology and its acclaimed Plastics Innovation and Resource Center attracted a variety of industry professionals to campus.

Twenty-eight individuals representing seven states and Puerto Rico attended the workshops that were delivered in separate five-day sessions. The sessions consisted of two sections: Decoupled Molding Setup and Operation and the Science of Injection Molding With Troubleshooting.

Timothy Weston, associate professor of plastics and polymer technology, taught the sessions with assistance from Spencer Cotner, of Muncy, a plastics and polymer engineering technology major and a PIRC research assistant.

The sessions featured classroom instruction and hands-on work in Penn College’s state-of-the-art plastics labs.

“The Injection Molding Processing Workshop has given me new and scientific ideas on how to address issues at my site,” said Lireny Figueroa Ortiz, from Techno Plastics Industries in Anasco, Puerto Rico. “The methods learned are highly valuable since it will increase the uptime of the machines, process-wise and will decrease defects and scrap along the way.”

An additional session of the Injection Molding Processing Workshop will be offered by the PIRC Monday to July 26.

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