Innovation One offers free training for entry-level employees in plastics industry

Entry-level engineers, technicians, set-up operators and operators residing in Indiana are invited to Trine University’s Innovation One for a free training opportunity in fundamental interface of polymer materials and plastic injection molding.

Innovation One, in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, is offering free training to entry-level professionals in Indiana. The training will provide press operators and novice set-up and process personnel with advanced training in injection molding materials basics, machine and mold set-up, and process optimization. Topics during the training will include thermoplastic materials, injection machine basics, injection molds, injection process and process optimization. Training will be led by Gary Baughman, an experienced engineering professional. Baughman has more than 30 years of experience with polymer materials and injection molding at one of the first companies to pioneer molding of polyethylene.

The three-session class is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. The class will take place in the Jim and Joan Bock Center for Innovation and Biomedical Engineer room 227 at Trine University.

Space is limited and registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 28. To register, contact Bethany Repp. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a certificate will be given at the completion of the training.

The plastics training is sponsored by Trine University’s Innovation One, an incubator for creativity, invention and design that improves education through experiential learning and fosters economic development by supporting new and existing business and industry.