Amatrol Plastics Technology Learning System (94-MP3T)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s eLearning curriculum includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



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Plastics Technology Training System | Injection, Blow, & Extrusion Molding Skills

Learning System: 94-MP3T

Amatrol’s Plastics Technology Learning System (94-MP3T) is an all-in-one trainer that can perform injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion molding! With the ability to hold four ounces of plastics, the plastic injection molding training unit can perform multiple molding shots without learners needing to refill the system and wait for the plastic to melt. Additionally, this system features two digitally-controlled heater jackets located on the system’s barrel and nozzle to create dual temperature zones, which is a standard feature on industrial plastics machines.

Plastics are used in nearly every industrial area from automotive to food and beverage. Besides strong hand-on learning, the 94-MP3T features thorough theoretical knowledge that not only intricately explains the processes, operation, safety, and troubleshooting of the three major types of molding, but also offers curriculum in basic chemistry and then provides an in-depth look at polymers and the properties of plastics. The curriculum also covers safety data sheets (SDS) and plastics system purging.

Learning Topics

  • Injection Molding Operation
  • Material and Machine Safety
  • Molding Problems and Solutions
  • Inserts, Threads, and Multiple Part Molds
  • Integral Hinge
  • Plastics Chemistry & Properties
  • Blow Molding Operations & Safety
  • Blow Molding Troubleshooting
  • Extrusion Safety and Operation
  • Extrusion Troubleshooting

Tabletop Plastics Machine Delivers Real Results!

Amatrol’s industrial plastics center uses a large, double-acting pneumatic cylinder, with an available force output of 2000 pounds, to force molten plastics into molds or through an extrusion die depending on the process. Digitally-controlled dual heater jackets on the barrel and nozzle provide precise heading control for each of the two plastics used in the training (high density polyethylene/polypropylene). The plastics center also includes strong safety features such as an interlock on the system’s door that prevents the cylinder from moving when the door is open and a removable key that controls the electrical power to the system’s heaters.

Custom Molds Teach Integral Hinge, Metal Inserts, and More!

This learning system features three aluminum molds that allow learners to gain experience with a basic one-piece keychain mold that has raised letters, a mold that has an integral hinge, a more complex screwdriver mold that has a metal insert, and a multi-cavity box. Because aluminum is a heat sink, the parts cool and solidify quickly thereby reducing the delay between molding shots. This system includes a manual clamp that can apply up to eight tons of pressure to keep the molds closed during the injection process.

The 94-MP3T’s industrial plastics center can also hold four ounces of plastics so learners can inject the molds several times consecutively instead of waiting for the plastics pellets to melt after each shot! This feature mimics a real-world injection molding workflow and allows learners to use their class time more efficiently. The larger capacity also means that the runners and sprues on multi-cavity molds are the current size and not undersized due to lack of plastics material.

Interactive Plastics Molding eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's plastics technology training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific plastic mold topics covered include: basic to advanced injection molding operations; plastics chemistry and properties; blow molding operations; and extrusion molding operations. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like operating an injection molding machine; molding a part with an integral hinge; creating a plastics part using a blow molding operation; and creating a plastics part using an extrusion operation.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

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