InstructorBraulio Polanco
TypeOnsite Course
DateAug 10, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
Time8 hours / Day
Place6 Hendel Drive Mystic, CT 06355
Certificate80% of quiz marks
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We are the inventors of Scientific Extrusion. We are the first company to develop a data-driven systematic approach based on scientific principles that enable extrusion manufactures to produce high quality product consistently and effectively every time regardless of resin molecular weight variation.

Let us show you how to implement consistency into your process.

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Couse Overview:

The Extrusion Master I Certification™ is a 5 days course consisting of 3 days classroom training, 1 day demonstration on an extrusion line, and 1 day final exam. During the 3 days classroom, participant will learn the fundamentals of polymer science, practical polymer characterization and testing, extrusion screw designs, tooling qualification, downstream equipment, processing principals, Scientific Extrusion™, critical calibration, process validation guidelines (IQ, OQ PQ), Center-Lining Concept, optimum equipment cleaning, safety, and much more. On the fourth day, students will participate on a hands-on demonstration running the equipment and apply Scientific Extrusion™ using various challenging polymers. The last day is reserved for the final exam. Participants are required to pass the final exam with a grade of 80% or better in order to earn the Extrusion Master Certification™.

Course Benefits:

We are confident that with this training and following our systematic extrusion process you will be able to transform your extrusion operation from art to science. Consequently, it will provide a system that can consistently produce parts the meet specifications regardless of resin melt index variations.

  • Implement a data-driven extrusion process based on science
  • Learn to control the process with only 2 parameters
  • The only effective method to validate extrusion
  • Consistently produce parts regardless of resin lot variations
  • Remove operator experience dependency
  • Significantly reduce setup time
  • Reduce scrap and increase capacity
  • Gain competitive advantage
  • Enables consistent procedures that comply with FDA requirements
  • Improve employee knowledge and engagement
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Course Schedule:

Monday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hampton Inn Conference Room)
Tuesday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hampton Inn Conference Room)
Wednesday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hampton Inn Conference Room)
Thursday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Davis Standard Pilot Lab)
Friday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Hampton Inn Conference Room)

6 Hendel Drive
Mystic, CT 06355 USA
Group Name: Systematic Extrusion
Group Code: SYS
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A block of rooms has been reserved for August 10, 2020 – August 14, 2020. The special room rate will be available until August 1st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

The Hampton Inn & Suites is conveniently located at exit 90 off Interstate 95

  • 1/2 mile to Mystic Aquarium and the Old Mistick Village
  • 2 miles from Mystic Seaport
  • Short drive to Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Short drive to Mohegan Sun Casino

Note: The Hands-on demonstration will take place at Davis Standard facility located in 1 Extrusion Dr, Pawcatuck, CT 06379

Near by Airports:

TF Green Airport – 12 miles
Boston Logan Airport – 70 miles
Bradley International Airport – 86 miles

What you should bring with you:
  1. Calculator
  2. Laptop Computer
What we provide:
  1. Course book containing all PowerPoint slides
  2. Notepad and Pen
  3. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  4. Certificate for those that pass the course
 Course policy:

  • We reserve the right to cancel the class if less than 10 participant sign up for the class. In the event this happens, we will sign you up to the next available class or issue you a full refund.
  • In the event you need to cancel the course, the following policy apply
    • 45 day before the course – 100% refund
    • 30 days before the course – 50% refund
    • 15 days before the course – 0% refund
Section 1Polymer Fundamentals
Lecture 1Polymer 101
Lecture 2Material Drying
Lecture 3Moisture Analysis
Lecture 4Polymer Characterization
Lecture 5Polymer Testing Equipment
Section 2Safety
Lecture 6Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Lecture 7Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Lecture 8OSHA Requirements
Section Quiz
Section 3The Extruder and Dryer
Lecture 9Hopper Dryer
Lecture 10Feed Throat, Screw and Barrel
Lecture 11Pressure Transducer and Rupture Disk
Lecture 12Heating and Cooling System
Lecture 13Screens and Breaker Plate
Lecture 14Motor and Gear Box
Lecture 15Instruments and Controls
Section 4Downstream Processing Equipment
Lecture 16Melt Pump
Lecture 17Tool Design (Head / Dies / Pins)
Lecture 18Lumen Air
Lecture 19Cooling Tank
Lecture 20Puller / Cutter
Lecture 21Conveyor
Lecture 22Air ionizer
Section 5Quality Control
Lecture 23Wall Measurement System
Lecture 24OD Monitor
Lecture 25Sample Collection and Preparation
Lecture 26SPC and Statistics
Section 6Cleaning and Maintenance
Lecture 27Purging Compounds
Lecture 28Cleaning Equipment and Process
Section Quiz
Section 7Scientific Extrusion
Lecture 29Key Factor Affecting Viscosity
Lecture 30Scientific Extrusion
Lecture 31Die Gap vs. Pressure Dependence
Lecture 32Extrusion DOE
Lecture 33Centerline Concept
Section 8Process Validation
Lecture 34Calibration and Preventive Maintenance (PM)
Lecture 35How to Conduct Process Validation
Lecture 36Validation Documentation
Section Quiz
Section 9Demonstration
Lecture 37
Section Quiz
Section 10Final Exam
Lecture 38
Section Quiz