City of Wolverhampton College has taken delivery of a new plastics injection moulding machine, enabling it to provide specialist training to over 500 industry employees each year.
The new ARBURG 470 C Golden Edition 150 tonne injection moulding machine – used to produce complex plastic components – has been installed at the college’s Polymer Training and Innovation Centre at Stafford Park, in Telford.
The centre provides polymer training and consultancy – specialising in injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion training – to employees in the plastics industry across the UK and Europe.
The new machine, worth around £85,000, is on loan to the college from ARBURG – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end injection moulding machines for plastics processing – and will enable the college to offer specialist industry-standard injection moulding training up to level 4.
Simon Wrighton sales director for ARBURG Ltd, said: “The loan underlines ARBURG’s commitment to the UK injection moulding industry and we are pleased to support the good work PTIC is doing in training the moulder for today and tomorrow.”
Neville Dudley, technical trainer and consultant at PTIC, said: “We are extremely grateful to ARBURG for the loan of the machine which will enable us to expand our provision of specialised injection moulding training and further develop the skills and knowledge of employees in a wide range of industries in the UK and beyond.”
Find out more details of training provided by PTIC here