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Plastics Technology Certificate

The plastics industry is one of the main contributors in the field of engineering. Plastic parts have spread into each area of life, making our daily tasks easier and the world more efficient. The Plastics Technology Certificate develops a foundational knowledge of plastics, covers in-depth features of plastics design and helps you stay competitive in the industry. With topics ranging from biomedical devices, injection molds and plastic materials to sizing, calibration and implementation, our expert instructors share their extensive experience with you, strengthening your skills and expanding your knowledge base.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the technical properties of plastics and apply them using quantifiable methods
  • Summarize plastic mold concepts and determine how to avoid costly design mistakes
  • Describe methods to communicate the troubleshooting process and solutions
  • Examine the role of new technologies and their growing connection to biomedical plastics
  • List the factors that affect plastic part performance
  • Select case studies to critique best practices and identify common pitfalls when designing devices


To get started, choose from our broad selection of courses. Earn your certificate in as little as 18 months by completing nine or more days of courses.

For information on the course format, view the session information on the selected course page.

Designing Plastic Parts for the Injection Molding Process

11/15-11/16 In-person With Livestream

Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

10/11-10/12 In-person With Livestream

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

10/18-10/20 Live Online

Moldflow Analysis

11/29-11/30 In-person With Livestream

Molding of Rubber and Design of Rubber Molds

10/24-10/26 In-person With Livestream

Plastic Injection Mold Design Advanced$1190
Plastic Injection Mold Design Basics$1390
Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design & Prevention

10/17-10/19 In-person With Livestream

RPA Testing of Rubber Processability and Dynamic Properties$1190
Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication$1790
Strictly Snap-Fits: Developing World-Class Snap-Fit Attachments$1190
The Essentials of Silicone Elastomers$1190
Understanding Raw Materials: The Building Blocks of Rubber Compounding

11/15 Live Online


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