Introduction to Plastics
– focusing on Injection Moulding

13-14 September 2023

Technical University of Denmark
Meeting Center, Room S10
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
2800 Lyngby

Course scope

This course is designed to provide participants with the key principles of design for manufacture and how this influences the successful manufacture of injection moulded parts.

Participants follow the life cycle of a part from initial design to mould tooling and finally manufacture.

A key component of the course is to identify injection moulding challenges based upon material selection, part design, mould design and mould construction.

Participants will study concepts of tolerancing, material selection, product application, key design principles, the impact of different part features and how these can and should be designed, the utilisation of CAE for effective DFM.

This course provides a solid foundation of knowledge required to design robust parts that reduce the risk of less than optimum mould designs; minimizing exposure to injection moulding non-conformities.

Course structure
Theory based course with interactive activities.

Course highlights

  • Plastic Material Selection
  • Injection Moulding Processing Overview
  • Mould Tool Concepts & Design Considerations
  • Part Design Best Practices
  • Interactions between Material Selection, Part Design & Mould Design

The seminar is ideal for
Production Personnel, Process Personnel, Quality Personnel, Design Personnel & Process Support Personnel


The teacher

Anthony Goff is the Consulting & Training Manager for NE EMEA at RJG Technologies. He has 25 year’s experience working in the injection moulding industry as a consultant and trainer. He has extensive knowledge supporting customers through the life cycle of plastic parts. His knowledge supports customers from conceptional design through to mass production. Anthony specialises in process optimisation and how this can be used to identify and overcome challenges with part design, material selection, mould design and equipment capabilities. Anthony has been a qualified Trainer at RJG for 7 years and conducted training courses on all aspects of injection moulding at G&A Moulding Technology previously for 15 years.




Day 1 (time 09:30-17:00)

Registration and breakfast

Seminar Overview & Introduction

DFM introduction – link to successful moulding

Plastic Material Section

  • Material Types
  • Material Characteristics
  • Material Performance
  • Moulding Implications
  • Design Implications

Processing Section

  • 4 Plastic Variables
  • Managing Differentials
  • Process optimisation of parameters at each of the four plastic variables
  • What process optimisation identifies as part, mould, material issues
  • Troubleshooting to define root cause and solution

Mould Tool Section

  • Mould Tool concepts
  • Mould design best practices
  • Design for part features

Couse dinner if you register for that.

Day 2 (time 08:00 – 15:00)

Design Section

  • Part design best practices
  • DFM Activities including part specification
  • Introduction to CAE analysis
  • Tolerancing & Shrinkage
    (Includes standard tolerancing concepts, metal safe concepts and sizing of mould)
  • Material Selection
  • Material Selection – Part Design – Mould Design Interaction
    (Includes tool design and construction, hot runner selection


Registration fee

 9,100 DKK  Members of ATV-SEMAPP
 9,100 DKK  Members of a promoting partners – IDA Polymer, IDA Mechanical, PlastIndustrien, Dansk Materiale Netværk (DMN)
 9,900 DKK  Non-members

Includes sessions during the two days, educational materials, luncheons, coffee breaks and dinner first evening. Excl. hotel booking.

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT 25%.

Hotels near DTU
Zleep hotel Lyngby  – approx. 500 meters from DTU
Scandic Eremitage – approx. 1,3 km from DTU

Registration is closed

Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.

There are no Covid restrictions in Denmark as of now (February 2023) except use your common sense (wash or sanitize your hands regularly, keep distance and stay home if you feel sick). Should restrictions be reintroduced up to the course we will let you know. If the course is cancelled due to Covid the fee paid will be refunded.

I case of questions please contact us at or at +45 2724 2782/ +45 9351 1276