Blueprint Reading - Develop the skills necessary to interpret working drawings common to the molding field.
Math and Measurement - Knowledge to apply basic math skills, make accurate measurements, use conversion charts, and use measuring tools regarding various aspects of the extrusion process.
Inventory Control - Training in how to manage stock materials as well as track and purchase necessary items in order to seamlessly support the overall manufacturing process.
Extrusion Die Settings - Know how different dies and different settings can potentially impact how material is extruded in the manufacturing process.
Continuous Improvement Principles - Understands how to look for ways to minimize and reduce process wastes, to notice and correct machine abnormalities, to maintain records and to adapt to process changes such as cycle times, set-ups and tooling.
Raw Material Awareness and Safe Handling - General understanding of the different raw materials possibly involved in extrusion molding and how certain machine settings, temperatures, etc. can potentially impact different materials and plastics. Know how to safely remove excess materials as well as how to manage any environmental concerns with material removal.
Single screw extruder - Understanding of the basic processes for operating a single screw extruder device.
Twin screw extruder - Understanding of the basic processes for operating a twin- screw extruder device.
Sheet extrusion - Understanding of the basic processes such as monolayer vs. multilayer and different thicknesses in sheet extrusion.
Profile extrusion - Understanding of basic processes to use machines that develop a shaped product in a variety of 3-D configurations that is not a sheet or film based product.