Scientific Coolingsm Classes

Scientific Cooling Classes

Injection Mold Cooling is
70% to 80% of Cycle Time

Learn how to optimize your cooling water usage.

This comprehensive 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. Students 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 Mark Brown and Phil Burger in collaboration with Technical Partners and industry experts. The class will be led by industry veteran engineer, Jose Flores of PRISSA, Engineering Processes and Services.

Course Objectives

  • Learn energy principles in relation to specific polymers.
  • Understand how Heat Transfer and Energy Flow affect part quality and cycle time.
  • Apply formulas to solve heat transfer calculations for different materials of molds and parts.
  • Understand Reynolds Number's relationship to Turbulent Flow.
  • Learn how Energy and Water Conservation can be supported using heat transfer calculations.
  • Study the 3 R's of Scientific Cooling to develop and maintain efficient cooling setup and processes.
  • Investigate the biggest impact on cooling: Part Design, Mold Design or Processing.
  • Discover water chemistry's effect on cooling efficiency and why mold maintenance is so important.
  • Receive an introduction to pump performance curves.
  • Participate in "Hands-On" activities and worksheets to reinforce learning objectives.
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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.
Price for the class is $1195 USD prepaid.





July 29 & 30, 2024

Penn State Erie

Deadline to register is July 8, 2024.
Click here to register.

Penn State Erie
The Behrend College
Office of Community and Workforce Programs
Carleen Orlando
tel: 814-898-6466


Recent student comments:

Tim Eckhoff, SPM - "This is extremely valuable and under-utilized knowledge. Everyone who molds or designs tooling or maintains molding facilities can benefit."

Colton Carew, EG Industries - Lessons learned in this class will allow us to design "accurate and efficient cooling circuits prior to cutting steel."

Kevin Clair, Rubbermaid - After participating in the class "I have a better understanding of mold cooling which will help me build better molds."

Tylor Williams, C&J Industries - It was most valuable "finding how much energy is being wasted and how easily we can eliminate" the waste.


Read Phil Burger's latest article "An Engineering Approach to Mold-Cooling Circuit Design".


Cancellation policy:
Once confirmed you may cancel your class participation up to 3 weeks prior to class date without penalty.
Cancellations requested between 3 weeks and one week prior to class will be subject to 50% penalty.
Refunds are not available for classes canceled one week or less before class date. When attending an in-person class, check with the class coordinator before making non-refundable travel arrangements.