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July 6th, 2017

Creo Level 10: Mold Design

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Creo Mold Design: Design of Plastic Injection Molds 

Course Duration: 16  / 40 Hours

Tuition: $1,200 / $2,500 USD

Overview: Mold Base layout and design of Plastic Injection Mold Base. Any changes made to the design model automatically propagate to the mold components and assemblies. Participants will learn how to create final extract components that reflect the geometry of the design model, along with shrinkage considerations.

Onsite Training: This and all Design-Engine courses are offered onsite at your facility. Call to speak to an account manager to arrange a class. 312.226.8339 

Similar Courses: Week Long Manufacturing ComprehensiveForging Part Design, Plastics Part Design, Die Cast Part DesignSheetmetal Part Design, Prototype and Production Machining, CNC Machining.

Intended Audience: The instructor has made it clear that this course is open for managers,  buyers or anyone specifying and evaluating Mold Tooling are open to taking this two day or week long class.  Others who may be interested in this course indclude:  anyone who needs to understand mold design concepts, OEM Manufacturers, Managers and Molders, Tooling Buyers, Tooling Engineers, Product Designers, Toolmakers, Mold Makers, and Junior Mold Designers. 3d Creo knowledge is helpful but not necessary, Those without CAD knowledge are welcome.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with Creo and a willingness to learn or the two day Plastics Part Design class.



    • Layout Mold Base
    • Top Down Design
    • Cooling lines
    • Base Steel
    • Part and Mold Design from start to finish – a hands on experience.
    • Molding Press and Mold Anatomy
    • Mold Types
    • Ordering Steel
    • Plastic Behavior, Flow
    • Components & Functions
    • Standards
    • Shrinkage/li>
    • Runners & Gates, Guide Lines & Good Practices
    • Cooling
    • Venting
    • Ejection
    • Mold Assembly
    • Lift Holes
    • Lifting Components
    • Generating a complete part design.



      • Account for Side Action.
      • Preparing parts for the manufacturing process.
      • Deliberate &  derive the parting surfaces of IGES or STEP parts.
      • Nominal wall thickness
      • Draft Check and Nominal wall
      • Deliberate thin wall design.
      • Selecting and Importing Standard components & Mold Bases.


      • Discuss how Top Down design facilitates the mold base development process.
      • Analyzing the part design for mold construction.
      • Any changes made to the design model automatically propagate to the mold components and assemblies.
      • Mold Design Set up
      • Creating a core and cavity assembly
      • Preparing the mold assembly for commercial components.
      • Machining information
      • Discuss accounting for shrinkage.
      • Finishing a complete mold design in 3d.


      • Participants are encouraged to bring their plastic parts in any format for this class.
      • Layout and develop mold base for various parts supplied by Design-engine or the instructor.
      • Compound Parting Surface example.
      • IGES or STEP part with out the supplied parting surface.


Introduction to Mold Base Design & Injection mold development + making changes in Parts to see updates in the mold utilizing the latest release of Creo. This Creo Mold Base training course is intended for serious design engineers, tooling engineers, anyone tasked to purchase plastic injection parts, and anyone who wants to become proficient developing Plastic injection mold bases in just one week. We help you learn Creo, not read to you from an exercise. In this course we help design engineers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming expert faster. As with all Design-Engine classes, participants keep the training material login and password for life.

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“Creo Training”, “Creo Mold Design”, “Creo 3.0 Training”, “Creo Plastic Injection “, “Creo Mold Base Design”

Video Training Delivery System:

Ask your Design Engine account manager about the Design-Engine Video Training Delivery System or TDS for short. We have prepared this entire class in an easy to follow guide for designers and engineers who may want this TDS as a supplement to this course. Call today to speak to an Account Manager about the details 312.226.8339

*Please note that prices listed on this page are based upon pre-payment prior to the start of the class and does not include the Design-engine Video training Delivery System. The TDS is available as an additional cost to this course. Call for details 312.226.8339

About the Author

Bart Brejcha
As the main instructor for Design-engine Bart teaches many of the PTC Creo & the Solidworks Surfacing classes. When he is not developing new training material you will find him on motorcycles, bicycles or on a skateboard. He loves any kind of racing on two wheels.

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