University of Akron polymer department receives $1 million donation

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AKRON, OHIO — The University of Akron's department of polymer engineering received a donation valued at $1 million of Moldex3D injection simulation software from CoreTech System.

The software allows manufacturers to simulate the flow of polymers into a variety of mold shapes. It also reduces errors, product development costs and expedites time-to-market. The university will use the software to educate polymer engineering students about mold-making for plastic products.

The Akron Polymer Training Center will begin offering training courses on the software this fall.

Mukerrem Cakmak, the Harold A. Morton chairman and professor of polymer engineering, said the software will give students a hands-on experience in the stimulation of the flow of polymer material into complicated mold cavities. He said the molds can be used to form Tupperware, cell phone cases, dashboards and just about anything made of plastic.