New Scientific Molding App for iOS and Android

Get instant access to essential processing information with the Scientific Molding Pocket Guide — created by the plastics experts at Routsis Training. This convenient reference provides injection molders with detailed, up-to-date information about common plastic materials and their properties — including additives, preparation, and guidelines for optimal processing. Steps for establishing and maintaining a robust […]

Plastics News Interviews Andy Routsis

Companies need to invest in employees, not just equipment. The latest edition of Plastics News contains an interview with Andy Routsis, the president of Routsis Training. Mr. Routsis discusses his past visits to NPE, the history of Routsis Training, and important considerations for successfully training a production workforce. The interview covers common mistakes companies make […]

Using Process Monitoring Systems

Process monitoring systems are a great resource for the Scientific Molder. Question: We already have a {brand-name} production monitoring system and are now considering using it to also monitor the process. My Response: In practice most companies use such systems helpful to look for individual short shots or analysis of past problems. This is essentially […]

Injection Molding Training Now Available in French

Routsis Training announces the release of thirty-two online courses in French. Six of the courses comprise Routsis’s Scientific Molding 101 grouping, which lays the foundational knowledge base necessary for the success of any injection molding employee and provides them with in-depth processing information to better prepare them for making appropriate and cost-effective decisions when establishing or improving a […]

Colorant Mixing Issues

In a recent processing forum there was a common question regarding color swirls and colorant mixing. There were many common responses such as adding back pressure, speeding up screw speed, slowing down screw speed, changing screws, adding mixing elements, etc. Let’s get back to basics for a moment… RE Colorants: The aspect particular to colorants […]