Plastic Design – Company-Adapted Beginners Course

This is a course for you who work as a designer or form determiner. Learn how to draw plastic products that are adapted to the 3D substrate for manufacturing.

Plastic Design – Company-Adapted Beginners Course


Plastic Design is a company-adapted beginners course that is primarily aimed at designers, design makers and people who work in Inventor. Are you going to draw products that will be made of plastic and that will adapt the 3D substrate for production? In this course, we will go through how a mold tool works, as well as the most common questions you may be faced with when working with plastic.

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Course description

Target audience

The course is aimed at those who want to learn how to draw products that are made of plastic. The course is designed so that you, regardless of industry, background or area of ​​use, will be able to satisfy you with the course.

Objective with Plastic design company-adapted beginners course

After the course, you will have the skills required to draw products that will be made of plastic.

The goal after completing the course is that you should be able to:

  • Manage mold tools
  • Choose plastic material
  • Shrinkage and warping
  • Release
  • Sink marks
  • Snap and holes without moving parts
  • Slopes, carriers and collapsing cores
  • The location of the ingot
  • Surface structure and patterning
  • Tolerances
  • Recycling
  • Joining (permanent and demountable)
  • Other manufacturing methods (2K, gas, rotation, vacuum, etc.)


The exercises are pedagogically structured. The focus is on the right methodology for you to learn to model from the beginning with a focus on manufacturing.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in drawing technology is a requirement, which means that you must know what a drawing is and what it should look like.

Course material

We use course material that contains both theory and practical exercises. Course material included.

Course content in Plastic design company-adapted beginners course

  • Release angle to be able to release the part from the tool.
  • How patterning affects the clearance angle in the tool / on the product.
  • We go through the different methods used to create patterns.
  • Can one have zero degrees of release and what are the consequences?
  • We go through what you need to think about at holes and the like that affect the steel seal in the tool.
  • What clearance angle should there be on a steel seal?
  • What does it cost to add a moving part to the tool, such as a hill or carrier?
  • We go through how moving parts work, such as slopes and carriers.
  • How do we create products that have undercuts, such as a thread, using a collapsing core.
  • How can you create the snap and the like without using moving parts in the tool?
  • We sort out what sink marks, shrinkage and warping are, and how they affect the finished product.
  • What do you do when you want different wall thicknesses in the product?
  • We discuss the need for a form-fill analysis and whether one can possibly be without.
  • We look at different options to create fine dividing lines between different parts of the product.
  • How to create screw towers without there being sink marks on visible surfaces?
  • Should thread inserts be used and should these be cast in or retrofitted


  • Purpose and goal
  • Course evaluation
  • Continuation courses etc.


  • Loan of computer included
  • Course material included
  • Lunch and coffee included
  • Course duration: 2 days
  • Time: 09.00-16.00
  • Price applies excluding VAT

Interactive teacher-led distance education

Do you not have the opportunity to come to any of our offices? No problem! Through remote connection, you still get the opportunity to use the software on our powerful course computers and follow the exercises our course leaders go through. We recommend that you have two screens and a headset to be able to get the best out of our distance education. Contact us for more information!

Do you have questions about the Plastic design company-adapted beginners course?

Contact our education manager for more information and requests on how the course should be designed and adapted to your company’s conditions.

Katarina Espeling
+4673-88 35 195