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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to be able to design a mould for a typical plastic engineered component that has undercuts outside and inside the component and holes going through the sidewalls.

Learning outcomes

- Ability to incorporate advanced components into the mould design.
- Using Moldflow to aid in the design of plastic parts and metal moulds.
- Production of a complete mould design for a plastic component using CAD software mould tooling (Solid Works).

Course contents

- Cold runner systems.
- Use of side action cams.
- Project design using standard libraries.
- Analysis of part design with Moldflow.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mould Design [PT-2-007]

Additional information

Compulsory participation 60%

Deadline for assignments: 31.01.2016

Recommended or required reading

Trouble Shooting Injection Moulding, Goodship, Vannessa,
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/arcada/docDetail.action?docID=10236794&p00=m… External link
http://www.dmeeu.com/en/downloadcenter/type/euro External link

The Mould Design Guide, P. Jones, Smithers rapra, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84735-088-6

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 29 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Assignments (45%)
Exam (55%)


Nyroth Erland


Vihtonen Mathew

Home page of the course

Erland's homepage Mould design 2 2015-2016

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2016-01-31

Assessment methods

  • 2015-12-18 - Exams
  • 2016-01-31 - Reports and productions

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