Ceramic Injection Molding course to take place in San Diego, CA, USA, September 16-17

September 5, 2009

The American Ceramics Society (ACS) is organising a two-day course on Ceramic Injection Molding, aimed at end-users, researchers new to the field and current industry personnel. The course takes place at the Double Tree Hotel, San Diego, California and will be instructor by Randall M. German, San Diego State University, USA.

The course will cover the following topics:

Day one:

  • Introduction and operation of course
  • Applications and examples of products and processes
  • Historical perspective, competing technologies, related technologies
  • Powders, types, sizes, shapes, chemistries, sources, and testing
  • Binder systems, types, formulations, sources, molecular weight, salvation
  • Mixing and rheological testing, continuous and batch mixing
  • Feedstock and feedstock characteristics, buy versus make decisions
  • Tooling, design, mold filling, cooling, controls, hot runners
  • Molding machines, controls, quality issues, automation
  • Debinding options, rates, section thickness effect, polymer pyrolysis, softening, defects
  • Sintering cycles, heating rates, atmospheres, furnaces, furnace operation, problems
  • Process simulation, computer packages, benefits, costs, knowledge base required

Day two:

  • Finishing steps, inspection, testing
  • Materials, properties, testing techniques, product qualifications,
  • Design features, tolerances, allowed features, difficulties, defect avoidance
  • Process yield and tricks to improve yield, cost of yield and tolerance stacks

For further information and to register, visit the American Ceramics Society website. Delegate fees range from $225 for students through to $765 for ACS non-members. Special accommodation rates are available.

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