Register for Plastics Training Academy courses through 2009

The Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has announced its workforce development schedule for 2009 and is currently accepting registrations.

Created in 2007, the Plastics Training Academy will offer 11 workshops and seminars throughout the year in Penn State Behrend’s 10,500-square-foot plastics processing laboratory — the largest academic plastics lab in the country. The college’s plastics engineering technology program is one of four programs nationwide accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Plastics Training Academy continues to offer company-specific contract workshops and seminars on site; Penn State Behrend instructors have traveled to Texas, Georgia, Alabama and New Jersey to present in-house training.

Following is a list of sessions through 2009.

May 6-8: Injection Molding Principles
May 11-12: Process Validation for Medical Molding
May 13-15: Design of Experiments for Injection Molding
May 19-20: Thermoplastic Materials and Testing
May 21-22: Injection Molded Part Design Principles

June 1-2: Mold Maintenance and Mold Setting Principles

Aug. 5-6: The Science of Mold and Part Design Optimization
Aug. 10-12: Injection Molding Principles
Aug. 12-14: Injection Molding Troubleshooting

Sept. 15-17: Plastic Material Selection and Troubleshooting

For complete information — workshop descriptions, schedules, instructor biographies and registration details — visit or call Penn State Behrend Continuing Education at (814) 898-6103.


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Last Updated May 08, 2009