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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Basic Mold Making

Start Date: 9/8/2020 6:00 PM CDT
End Date: 4/8/2021 9:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Technology & Manufacturing Association

Blended E-Learning (Online)
1651 Wikening Rd
Schaumburg, IL  United States  60173

Organization Name: Technology & Manufacturing Association

Nayhelly Caldera
Email: education@tmaillinois.org
Phone: (847) 993-2134

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
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.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/3/2020 8:00 AM

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