Course: Injection molding defects – Break

135.60 $ incl. tax


Major problems can occur if a plastic part fails during the application.
The cause of breakage might be found in the part design itself, but might also be the consequence of an error during production.

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You will learn

  • Design weaknesses
  • Residual stresses
  • Material degradation

This enables you to

  • To optimize your part geometry
  • Apply strategies to reduce stresses
  • Avoid material degradation


About the course: Injection molding defects - Break

It is very important to have a holistic view on the complete process from part design up to production.
If a part fails while it is in use, a number of factors can be thought of as a reason.
So it is important to understand what are the key factors that can lead to breakage.
This e-learning course highlights the most important points that need to be taken care of to ensure strong parts.
Illustrative examples are used to show causes and solutions.


This course is for

Everyone who is curious about the topic.
This includes especially people working as:

  • Part designer
  • Mold designer
  • Mold maker
  • CAE-team
  • Setter
  • Injection molder


Course details

For basic skill level

Around 60 min in duration

Video On-Demand lessons (1)

Spoken script

Expertise knowledge described step-by-step in text

Additional explanations on important technical terms

Full access on computer or mobile for one year

Certificate of completion when you finish the course

(1) Video streaming is part of the e-learning and shall be accessible in your browser.

Course Specialist

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Wippenbeck



For many years, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Wippenbeck has been connected to injection molding technology. He started with mechanical engineering and application technology. Even then, the aim was to achieve a perfect product with the best possible economic efficiency. Quite a few customers confronted him with problem cases and asked for solutions and optimized settings in production.


He took on teaching duties at Aalen University, in Germany, in the field of plastic technology in the 70’s to examine the experiences from industry and to pass on his knowledge to future generations of engineers. Soon, he got a managing position there. His work, with international cooperation, led to the establishment of the master’s degree program in Polymer Technology.


Initiated by the professional association of GKV (called TecPart), industrial training in the field of injection molding was intensified additionally to the engineering degree: Several thousand participants at seminars have already been trained by him and qualified in Aalen including a considerable number of foreign employees and trainers, especially from Thailand, India and Indonesia.


In organizational terms, these activities are located at the Steinbeis Innovationszentrum Kunststofftechnik (SIZK, a non-profit company of Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH), while problem-solving is the responsibility of the Steinbeis Transfer Zentrum Aalen Kunststofftechnik (STAK). In both institutes, the author has been engaged in knowledge transfer in the sense of quality improvement and efficiency in injection molding technology.