Robert Maes

To ensure a constant quality of product and process, it is necessary to build up the extrusion process in a structured way. After this course the students know the influence of different process parameters and they can independently adjust the extrusion process from A to Z.

The Maes Insight trainers have successfully trained employees from the plastics industry for many years. Our teachers know the work floor. They treat the subject matter briefly and concisely, interactively based on the practical situation of the participants.​

​Duration 45 hours – Skill Level Experienced

Afterwards, the student knows:

  • thorough insight into the extrusion process
  • profound insight into the extruder
  • the knowledge to set up and adjust an extruder
  • the influence of process parameters on product quality and yield
  • the knowledge to formulate the right analysis during process malfunctions and to transfer this to others

Skills covered in this course

  • the injection molding machine and the machine setting card
  • control equipment
  • auxiliary and peripherals
  • start and stop procedures of the injection molding process
  • set the mold
  • set up the injection molding machine
  • raw materials and products; material preparation

For use in

  • extrusion operators
  • machine operators
  • mechanics
  • maintenance personnel
  • anyone who wants to increase his practical insight

Work and think level

  • technical insight
  • sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language
  • knowledge of the course Extruding 1

The course can be adapted for each level in consultation with the company.


  • insight into the extrusion process
  • quality assurance
  • system and organization
  • process analysis and control cards
  • build-up control card
  • quality manual
  • set conditions for processes
    requirements and costs
  • basic statistics: histogram, normal distribution, mean and spread (calculate)
  • determine variability
  • statistical process control
  • View and understand internal QSP system
  • measuring instruments
  • problem analysis on the basis of own measurement results
    cause and symptom of extrusion problems,
  • distinguishing and problem solving


  • Plastics essentials
  • Applicability
  • Datasheets

​”Just evaluated: we are well satisfied with the course.”