ATV-SEMAPP inviterer til kurset ‘Introduction to plastics – focusing on injection moulding’ d. 13.-14. september

Close Up Of Shredded Recycled Plastic Background Environmental Concept

I regi af ATV-SEMAPP inviteres branchen til todages-kursus ”Introduction to plastics – focusing on injection moulding”. Kurset henvender sig til fagfolk, der er involveret i design, proces og produktion af plastdele. Seminaret er på engelsk.


Kursuset giver deltagerne nøgleprincipperne for design til fremstilling, og hvordan dette påvirker den succesfulde fremstilling af sprøjtestøbte dele.
Deltagerne følger en dels livscyklus fra indledende design til formværktøj og til fremstilling. En nøglekomponent i kurset er at identificere sprøjtestøbningsudfordringer baseret på materialevalg, deldesign, formdesign og formkonstruktion.

Deltagerne vil blandt andet studere:

  • Valg af plastmateriale
  • Oversigt over sprøjtestøbningsbehandling
  • Formværktøjskoncepter og designovervejelser
  • Best Practices for deldesign
  • Interaktioner mellem materialevalg, deldesign og formdesign

Course scope
This course is designed to provide participants with the key principles of design for manufacture and how this influences the successful manufacture of injection moulded parts.

Participants follow the life cycle of a part from initial design to mould tooling and finally manufacture.

A key component of the course is to identify injection moulding challenges based upon material selection, part design, mould design and mould construction.

Participants will study concepts of tolerancing, material selection, product application, key design principles, the impact of different part features and how these can and should be designed, the utilisation of CAE for effective DFM.

This course provides a solid foundation of knowledge required to design robust parts that reduce the risk of less than optimum mould designs; minimizing exposure to injection moulding non-conformities.

Course structure
Theory based course with interactive activities.

Course highlights

  • Plastic Material Selection
  • Injection Moulding Processing Overview
  • Mould Tool Concepts & Design Considerations
  • Part Design Best Practices
  • Interactions between Material Selection, Part Design & Mould Design

The seminar is ideal for
Production Personnel, Process Personnel, Quality Personnel, Design Personnel & Process Support Personnel


The teacher
Andrew Nicholls, is an experienced and knowledgeable Training Manager and Process Engineer at RJG. He started his career at RJG in 2016 and before this he has worked in various industries with development, research and implement new technology and processes, monitoring processes, project management from design through to production and as a consultant specialist on any tooling or moulding issues.He is highly skilled and respected as a Training Manager teaching world wide and has extensive experience within the Plastics Injection Moulding Industry. He has the ability to manage and drive teams to their maximum ability using world class training and mentoring techniques.

Andrew’s key tasks at RJG:

  • Leading a team of consultants to deliver world class training in all aspects of Injection Moulding Technology
  • Training on latest E-Dart cavity pressure monitoring technology
  • Manage training facility day to day to ensure up to date world class training using the latest technology available
  • Develop and progress Injection Moulding Apprentice Training
  • Delivering Injection moulding projects
  • Designing and implementing new courses featuring latest technologies
  • Responsible for financial budgets to include staffing, machinery and continuous improvement activities


Day 1 (time 09:30-17:00)

Registration and breakfast

Seminar Overview & Introduction

DFM introduction – link to successful moulding

Plastic Material Section

  • Material Types
  • Material Characteristics
  • Material Performance
  • Moulding Implications
  • Design Implications

Processing Section

  • 4 Plastic Variables
  • Managing Differentials
  • Process optimisation of parameters at each of the four plastic variables
  • What process optimisation identifies as part, mould, material issues
  • Troubleshooting to define root cause and solution

Mould Tool Section

  • Mould Tool concepts
  • Mould design best practices
  • Design for part features

Couse dinner if you register for that.

Day 2 (time 08:00 – 15:00)

Design Section

  • Part design best practices
  • DFM Activities including part specification
  • Introduction to CAE analysis
  • Tolerancing & Shrinkage
    (Includes standard tolerancing concepts, metal safe concepts and sizing of mould)
  • Material Selection
  • Material Selection – Part Design – Mould Design Interaction
    (Includes tool design and construction, hot runner selection

Registration fee
9,100 DKK Members of ATV-SEMAPP
9,900 DKK Non-members
Includes sessions during the two days, educational materials, luncheons, coffee breaks and dinner first evening. Excl. hotel booking.

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT 25%.

Hotels near DTU
Zleep hotel Lyngby – approx. 500 meters from DTU
Scandic Eremitage – approx. 1,3 km from DTU

Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.

There are no Covid restrictions in Denmark as of now (February 2023) except use your common sense (wash or sanitize your hands regularly, keep distance and stay home if you feel sick). Should restrictions be reintroduced up to the course we will let you know. If the course is cancelled due to Covid the fee paid will be refunded.

Register for the course here.


13. september 2023
14. september 2023
09:30 - 15:00


Technical University of Denmark - Meeting Center, Room S10
Anker Engelunds Vej 1