Robert Maes

During the Extruders 1 and 2 courses, participants got to know the extrusion process thoroughly. Now we zoom in even further on the process techniques. The participants are given the opportunity to change machine settings and process parameters and to test the effect of this experimentally; often there is no time for this in the work practice. We handle analyzing and solving common problems.

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:

  • adjust and adjust the extruder machine
  • analyze process disruptions and solve common problems
  • assess the influence of different process parameters
  • to monitor the quality of the final product

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

  • Officers who work in secondary or advisory or technical positions. For example in the management, the laboratory or the construction office. The approach is (applied) scientific.

Work and think level

  • MTO
  • the curriculum of the courses Extruding 1 and 2
  • sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language

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.”