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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Basic Mold Design

Date(s): September 8, 2020 - December 8, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM  CST - 9:00 PM  CST

Tuesdays 
September 8, 2020 - December 8, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 


This class will cover multiple types of molds, including stripper plate molds, unscrewing molds, quick change molds, and hot runner molds. Students will learn the basics of mold construction, covering the use and placement of bolts and dowels. Along with leader pins, return pins, support pillars, stop buttons, rail design, clamp slots, and parting-line locks. Explanations on how the mold interfaces with the molding press. Horizontal and vertical clamping is also covered. How to efficiently place the cavities/cores in the mold and choose the best parting-line positions. How runners, ejection, and gates are effected by placement. Solid vs. split construction of basic mold inserting is covered. Plastic resin fundamentals are also explained including amorphous and semi-crystalline. As well as basic plastics’ properties and how they affect the mold design.

Other content includes:

  • How to use shrink to your advantage
  • Factors which effect shrink and warp
  • Common gate design errors
  • Runner sizing guidelines
  • Runner pullers
  • Knock-out patterns
  • Return pins and springs 
  • Typical slide and lifter construction 
  • Mechanical vs hydraulic slides and lifters 
  • Venting of piece parts and runners 
  • How venting effects the molded part
  • General rules for waterline placement
Member Price: $4,499.00
Nonmember Price: $6,000.00

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Graduate of the TMA Related Theory Apprentice Training Program with a focus on Mold Making  OR
Equivalent industry experience with instructor consent 
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NOTE: Dates and times subject to change; employers will be notified of any changes. Classes, workshops, or special events require a minimum number of registrants in order to run as scheduled. In the event of a cancellation, TMA will refund your fee IN FULL. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations will be assessed a $25 Cancellation Fee. Companies will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not received in writing, by email (education@tmaillinois.org) or faxed (847-825-0041) by noon 5 business days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. No refunds will be provided after this time. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.


 

Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 1 T/TH

Date(s): September 8, 2020 - April 8, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM  CST - 9:00 PM  CST

Tuesdays & Thursdays   
First Semester: 9/8/20- 12/15/20 
Second Semester: 1/5/21 - 4/8/21 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Class November 26, 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2020  (Register early to avoid $150.00 late registration fee)

The first year courses are the cornerstone of the Apprentice Program and cover industrial math, industrial print reading, the basics of machine shop theory, and computer integrated machining. 
 
  • Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments is required before registration. If these assessments have been completed, documentation is required. 
    • Deadline for Workkeys Testing: 7/20/20
  • Proof of high school diploma or GED required. 
Courses Include: 
 
Industrial Math II Course 101 
  • Application of mathematical operations - fractions, decimals, whole numbers & mixed numbers 
  • Ratio & proportion 
  • Linear measurement 
  • Fundamentals of algebra 
  • Introduction to trigonometry 
 
Industrial Print Reading / GD&T Course 102 
  • Line Conventions
  • Geometric Terms and Construction
  • Multiview Drawings
  • Detail and Assembly Drawings
  • Section and Auxilary views
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Geometric Dimenoning and Tolerancing
Industrial Math III Course 103
  • Geometry 
  • Right angle trigonometry
Machine Shop Theory Course 104 
  • Basic safety 
  • Process planning 
  • Process control 
  • Layout 
  • Measurement
  • Tooling
  • Heat treatment 
  • Metal composition & classification 
  • Hands-on training - manual mill, manual lathe, surface grinder & drill press
 
Member Price: $1,925.00 
Non-member Price: $3,700.00 
textbooks not included
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NOTE: Dates and times subject to change; employers will be notified of any changes. Classes, workshops, or special events require a minimum number of registrants in order to run as scheduled. In the event of a cancellation, TMA will refund your fee IN FULL. After August 3, 2020 there is an additional $150.00 late fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations will be assessed a $25 Cancellation Fee. Companies will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not received in writing, by email (education@tmaillinois.org) or faxed (847-825-0041) by noon 5 business days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. No refunds will be provided after this time. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Basic Mold Making

Date(s): September 8, 2020 - April 8, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM  CST - 9:00 PM  CST

Tuesdays & Thursdays
First Semester:
9/8/20 - 12/15/20
Second Semester: 1/5/21 - 4/8/21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This second-year course is for the apprentice mold maker. It covers the basics of mold making, including safety, project planning, types of molds, mold components, basic design, and more.

Course Content Includes:

Mold Making Basics

  • Shop safety
  • Types of molds
  • Mold assembly and disassembly
  • Project planning
  • Layouts 
  • Time keeping 
  • Metrology 
  • Properties of plastics
Mold Design Basics
  • Engineering drawings 
Molding Making Processes
  • Tool Steel
  • Heat Treating
  • Polishing
  • Welding
  • Hole popping
  • Laser engraving & programming
  • Heating & cooling
  • Gates & runners
  • Thermoforming 
Mold Machining
  • Manual milling 
  • Cutting tools
  • Single lip cutter grinder
  • Surface grinding 
  • Jig grinding 
  • Manual lathe 
  • CNC lathe & programming 
  • Manual sinker EDM & manual orbit 
  • CNC sinker EDM & programming 
  • Wire EDM programming, setup, & operation
Mold Components 
  • Mold base
  • Leader pins, bushings, return pins, springs, etc.
  • The insert stack
Member Price: $2,035.00 textbooks not included
Non-Member Price: $3,900.00 textbooks not included
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NOTE: Dates and times subject to change; employers will be notified of any changes. Classes, workshops, or special events require a minimum number of registrants in order to run as scheduled. In the event of a cancellation, TMA will refund your fee IN FULL. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations will be assessed a $25 Cancellation Fee. Companies will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not received in writing, by email (education@tmaillinois.org) or faxed (847-825-0041) by noon 5 business days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. No refunds will be provided after this time. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Basic Tool and Die Making

Date(s): September 8, 2020 - April 8, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM  CST - 9:00 PM  CST

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Semester 1:
9/8/20 - 12/15/20
Semester 2: 1/5/21 - 4/8/21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
 

This second-year course is for the apprentice tool and die maker. It continues the study of blueprint reading and shop math, as well as process planning, process control, heat treatment, identification of steels, and more.

Course Content Includes:

TOOL & DIE BASICS
  • Shop safety
  • Types of dies
  • Principles of blanking/piercing dies
  • Elementary blank/pierce dies
  • Bending
  • Screw and dowel holes
  • Die life
  • Die-block construction
  • Stock material utilization and strip layouts

DIE COMPONENTS
  • Punches
  • Punches mounted on punch plates
  • Pilots
  • Strippers and stock guides
  • Shedders and knockouts
  • Nest gages
  • Pushers
  • Die stops
  • Die sets

BASIC DIE MAKING APPLICATIONS
  • Lathe operations
  • Milling operations
  • Surface grinding operations
  • Introduction to conventional and wire EDM
Member Price: $2,035.00
Non-Member Price: $3,900.00
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NOTE: Dates and times subject to change; employers will be notified of any changes. Classes, workshops, or special events require a minimum number of registrants in order to run as scheduled. In the event of a cancellation, TMA will refund your fee IN FULL. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations will be assessed a $25 Cancellation Fee. Companies will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not received in writing, by email (education@tmaillinois.org) or faxed (847-825-0041) by noon 5 business days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. No refunds will be provided after this time. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.




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