Injection Moulding Trainer

The Injection Moulding Trainer offers a classroom-based resource for investigating the techniques used to create thermo-plastic products. Students initially use the trainer to mould a variety of items, including a model car and different designs of door handles.

Using the trainer alongside a 3D printer allows students to follow rapid prototyping and tooling techniques, including:

  • 3D printing, evaluation and improvement of prototypes
  • 3D printing of injection moulds
  • Injection moulding of the final product

Students apply these techniques to develop various items, including a headphone cord wrap and a multi-part gear mechanism.

Students will see how a good grasp of the science of material properties is needed to select appropriate materials and methods for production. They will also gain an understanding of how mathematics is required to develop production costs and propose selling costs.

The set includes:

  • Injection Moulder and Lever
  • Mould Set containing:
    • Single-part mould
    • Multi-part mould
    • Adaptable 'smart' mould
    • Support jacket for 3D printed moulds
  • Plastic Granule Supply
  • Model Cabinet Door
  • Heat-Resistant Gloves
  • Curriculum Disc

Also Required:

  • Students will require access to a 3d printer (order code 3DP-01 or equivalent).

Typical practical activities include:

  • Injection mould the parts for a model car
  • Mould different doorkknob designs and test each one for strength
  • Adapt an existing mould design to make a corn cob holder
  • 3D print an injection mould tool
  • Adapt a 3D printed mould tool to overcome molding problems such as flashing, surface finish and shrinkage
  • Explore the benefits of adding a draft angle to a mould
  • Design project - design a new component suitable for mass production
More Info
350-01 (Injection Molding Trainer).pdf350-01 (Injection Molding Trainer).pdf

How to order

Product: Injection Moulding Trainer
Code: 350-01

Please call LJ Create on 01603 748001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A member of our staff will be happy to advise you with your order and provide you with further options where appropriate.

*Please Note: If you would like a product demonstration - they are available in the UK and Ireland only.