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The future of injection molding success is in understanding data. Longtime plastics training provider Paulson Training Programs' new seminar, aptly titled "Data Driven Molding," is a rigorous, hands-on certification course that involves 80% machine time and 20% concentrated classroom instruction. It's a completely immersive learning experience given in three one-week modules over 4-6 months at Paulson's new technical center In Tampa, Florida.

"Our new Data Driven seminar Is a completely new concept In Injection molding training and Is a direct result of our Plastics Academy graduates' feedback," explains Craig Paulson, president of Paulson Training Programs. "From our experience, top injection molding companies want their best people to be able to learn and apply, then come back In 6-8 weeks and learn and apply again, taking their skills to the next level each time."

All seminar attendees learn to easily analyze data, diagnose problems, maintain molding process optimization, and become fiscally savvy personnel who can mold jobs for maximum profit, the company says. The multiple injection molding machines at the Tampa facility enable attendees to learn first-hand the critical scientific molding techniques needed to mold successful parts. The training center has both new, fully instrumented machines, as well as older machines.

"The reality for many of our students is that they don't necessarily have all new machines," says Paulson. "Our objective is to create a real-world learning experience that prepares students to be able to solve problems when they can, and identify the ones they can't with supportive data."

With the Data Driven Molding course, students can learn to operate the machine based on data-driven decisions and then test and analyze the sample parts in Paulson's well-equipped QC lab. Based on the data collected, the process can be improved. Access to this type of training is indispensable to both the novice and advanced technician or supervisor level, the company argues.

Data Driven Molding is one of seven courses being offered by Paulson's Plastics Academy. Unlike the other classes, this one is intensive and highly immersive. It's considered the definitive in injection molding training, given the amount of machine time involved, the company adds.


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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
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Date:Mar 1, 2016
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