Course 2: Intermediate

Programme Overview


The Injection Moulding Driver Licence® is a systematic and all-round training programme designed for the plastics injection moulding industry. There are 5 courses covering topics from material science, moulding machine, moulding process, periphery equipment and mould. From basic to expert levels, the courses progressively improve the participants’ injection moulding knowledge and raise their ability to diagnose and solve problems effectively.

Programme Benefits


Its main differentiating advantage compared to other training programs is that the awarded certificate is like a driver’s licence: it is given only after a student has passed the final examination, and not on the basis of attendance. Passing the examination proves that the student has understood the training and is able to transport the knowledge into the practice of injection moulding.

Students who pass the stringent Injection Moulding Driver Licence® examination will possess injection moulding expertise equivalent to their German counterparts and become an application engineer in the plastics industry.

Target Industry


Injection Moulding Industry



Course 1: Basic

Course Content


Review the content of Course 1 and discuss the practical trial homework, especially in regards to filling row analysis results and related techniques.

Material Science

Continue to explore the essential characteristics of crystalline and amorphous materials. Eight different plastics are chosen to identify the differences in performance due to the integration of processing conditions and their material properties. Further market applications are also discussed. Plastic alloys, fillers, colorants and other additives are also discussed.

Moulding Machine

Continues from where Course 1 left off to further understand clamping force calculation and screw range of use . Learn to select suitable machines. Further discussion about the core element of high-performance plasticizing units. We also discuss the functions of advanced controllers to have a glimpse of the basic parts related to Injection Moulding 4.0.

Moulding Process

How to effectively adjust injection speed and pressure, and how to determine injection moulding processing parameters. Explanation of the basics of filling row analysis.

Periphery Equipment

Guide the students by focusing on injection moulded product quality, mainly warpage and deformation; and further explain the relationships between warpage, materials and processing conditions. The gate freeze point is another crucial factor that controls the product quality.


Continues from where Course 1 left off to discuss various types of gate design and their designing rules. The design and mechanisms of the hot runner, including heating method and flow control; is further discussed. Venting design is also discussed.

Special Technology

We explore multi-component mould technology, from the design of screw and mould mechanisms to the uniqueness of its products. The movement of mould rotation and in-mould decorations/labelling are also discussed.

Moulding Defects

Discussion of at least eight different types of moulding defects for students to integrate what they’ve learnt from Course 1 and 2. Learn the five elements and product quality points so that the defects and respective remedial measures can be identified.

Practical Trial

Three practical trials for students: Injection speed settings, Determination of the VP switch point, and Determination of gate freeze point.

This trial requires the students to work with the existing moulds and machines in the factory. Students are required to bring their homework to Course 3.


20 Theory questions.

Available language

German, English, Chinese, Russian and Bahasa Melayu


Problem solving

Project work

Production-based learning

Certification Body

Injection Moulding Driver Licence® awarded by German Training Centre for Injection Moulding


2 days