Companies that produce scientific molding are often looking for ways to provide extra training to their work forces without the potential for costly machine damage and material waste. Luckily, they have a few options at their disposal. Read on to find out more about several different ways to provide affordable and industry-specific workforce training solutions.
Interactive Online Training
Online training includes everything from full motion videos to graphic animations that can help workers better understand different aspects of working with plastics. Online courses are bundled together into sensible formats, helping to save time and money. These customizable training bundles cover everything from the basics of machine operation to practical expert-level injection molding skills.
In Person Training Seminars
Periodic certification seminars are held across the country. These in-person courses are taught by experts in the field who have plenty of experience both working with plastics and developing training programs for workers in the field. At the end of the seminars, students walk away with a ProMolder certification that proves they have learned all of the relevant skills.
On Site Training
One of the best ways for employees looking to advance in their field is to provide on site training. These custom seminars are designed in conjunction with production managers to ensure that they are able to help employees achieve unique training goals. Although all seminars include a basic level of foundational information, the material covered in the rest of the course is left up to the production manager and the course instructor.
Injection Molding Simulations
One of the down sides of on-site training programs is that they often involve at least a small amount of materials waste. Machine damage is unlikely when work is being supervised by trained instructors, but this waste can also be avoided by having workers run through advanced simulations prior to having a go at using the real machines.
Simulation software can be run on any PC. This software will provide comprehensive skills training, examples of real-world production floor techniques and applications, real-time control adjustments, and more. Plus, a worker can run up to 10 cycles on the simulation in the same amount of time it would take to run just one in a real-world scenario.