Hardly any materials are easier to mold. That’s what makes them so fascinating. The challenge is that not everybody can do it.
It’s all about applying the right processing techniques. There are lots of things that need to be considered and managed. This is how simply operating machines leads on to designing and controlling the entire manufacturing process – from the granulate to the high-tech component.
That makes it an exciting profession. With excellent future prospects and development options. After all, modern life is unthinkable without plastics and rubber.
First you learn the materials thoroughly. You learn how to read technical documents, how to set up an injection molding machine or change tools, how to plan a job, and what processing techniques and materials produce the right results.
And of course you get to know your machines – inside and out. You find out everything about machine maintenance, servicing and care – because you get nowhere without a perfectly balanced combination of material, tool and machine.
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