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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

  • To describe the different components and functions of and
  • To explain the differences in design as well as the advantages and
    disadvantages of cold and hot runner system
  • To define basic mould design guidelines.
  • To design a mould for a simple plastic component.
  • Use Mold flow in the design of parts and molds.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the link between the material properties of the part, mould design and manufacturing techniques.

Course contents

  • Injection moulding process
  • Components of 2 and 3 part moulds.
  • Hot and cold runner system.
  • Mould design guidelines (runner design, part thickness, drafts).
  • Plastics and mould materials.
  • Use of Moldflow software.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Solid Modelling, 3-D CAD course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 13 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 40 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 93 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Nyroth Erland


Skön Kim

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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