TEMPE, ARIZ. - Businesses seeking a basic introductory course for both employees and customers might want to check out What is a Mold? An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding and Injection Mold Construction. Developed by Tech Mold Inc., a Tempe-based mold maker, What is a Mold? is a comprehensive course covering such topics as the history of plastics, common plastics and their characteristics, molding processes, various types of injection molds, hot-runner systems, mold texturing and a complete glossary of terms.
Bill Kushmaul, president of Tech Mold, said what started out as a program to help the company educate its employees has grown into seminars for its customers, and technical and trade school groups nationwide.
The course costs $25 for educational institutions and $50 for individuals, Kushmaul said.
For more information, call Tech Mold at (602) 968-8691 or fax at (602) 968-7359, or write the company at 1735 W. 10th St., Tempe, Ariz. 85281.