Scientific Cooling Classes

Aluminum Manifolds

This comprehensive 2-day class is for designers, mold builders, tooling engineers, and mold technicians who want to better understand and control the effects of mold cooling resulting in a more robust mold design, mold build, and molding process.

Participants will learn the tools needed to analyze Heat Energy and the Mold Cooling Management required to produce consistent, profitable parts. Participants will learn to systematically challenge the design of new molds and uncover issues with existing molds through a development of best practices for Mold Cooling Management.

Class materials are developed by Phil Burger, founder of Burger & Brown Engineering.

Course Objectives

  • Learn energy principles in relation to specific polymers.
  • Understand how Heat Transfer and Energy Flow affect part quality and cycle time.
  • Create Heat Budget and Balancing using Energy Flow calculations.
  • Understand Reynolds Number's relationship to Turbulent Flow.
  • Learn Turbulent Flow's impact on sustainable molding practices.
  • Study the 3 R's of Scientific Cooling to develop and maintain efficient cooling setup and processes.
  • Review coolant delivery and distribution principles.
  • Discover water chemistry's effect on cooling efficiency.
  • Participate in "Hands-On" activities to reinforce learning objectives.
  • Receive an introduction to advanced methods - Flow Simulation, Thermal Imaging and High Temperature Cooling Systems.


Shared Learning

Participants are encouraged to bring details of their cooling challenges for group discussion and analysis as time permits. Cooling details such as flow rate, cooling circuit diameter and length may be analyzed in class. Actual parts are welcome along with material specifications, melt temperature, ejection temperature and cycle times. This type of group discussion contributes to a valuable learning experience.


After successful class completion with a minimum test score of 70%, you will earn a Scientific Cooling Certificate. You will have the tools to implement Scientific Cooling principles in your molding process.

Cost for the class is $1195 for 2 days of in-depth instruction in a small class setting (8 to 12 participants).

Dates, 2017




Sept 11 & 12, 2017

Plastec Centro Tecnico Celaya,
Fresno No. 116
Fracc. Industrial El Vergel KM 4.5
Carr. Libre Celaya-Villagran
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico

This is a Spanish Language class. Click here or contact Patricia Smith to Register

Esta clase es en la idioma Español.

Plastec USA

Patricia Smith

tel: 305-887-6920 Ext. 110

Nov 15 & 16, 2017

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Windsor (Ambassador Bridge)
1855 Huron Church Road
Windsor ON, Canada

Click here to download Registration form.


Simmie Thiara

tel: 647-505-8164

Dec 5 & 6, 2017 MoldTrax
2112 S Baney Road
Ashland OH 44805, USA

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Burger & Brown Engineering

Janice McKee jmckee@burgereng.com
tel: 816-878-6675



Recent student comments:

Kevin Turner, Goodfish Ltd. (UK) - "All moulding companies should really use this data as cooling is 70 - 80% of your process."

Vin Toloczko, Ensinger Precision Components - The training will help us "do upfront analyses on new mold build projects and troubleshoot existing molds."

Paul Goldup, Bespak Europe - The class provided a "greater understanding in energy usage. More flow (is) not always needed."

Greg Abbott, Plano Molding - Found it very useful to learn "the amount of heat that can transfer through steel and how to calculate the amount of heat water can remove."

Read Phil Burger's latest article "Avoid Scale Buildup: The Silent Enemy of Cooling Performance".