Successful Conformal Cooling Training Concludes at IMR

Conformal Cooling Training Course

Successful Conformal Cooling Training Concludes at IMR

IMR’s Design for Manufacturing team partnered with First Polymer Skillnet to create a new Conformal Cooling training course consisting of three online Instructor-Led Training (ILT) virtual classes of two hours each combined with an onsite lab day in Mullingar during Q4 of 2021 culminating in the workshop on 25th January 2022.

This exciting training programme gave attendees a deeper understanding of Conformal Cooling, its industrial and customer considerations together with a deeper understanding of methods of manufacture with a focus on Additive Manufacturing.

Attendees were not only able to gauge its potential benefits for their organisations but, gained a far broader understanding of its core concepts and current industrial practices and limitations.

People who took the course included those with strong industrial experience in polymer moulding and those with an engineering educational background at third level.

What is unique about this training?

Attendees received hands-on knowledge and a cutting edge knowledge transfer from IMR engineers working on industry facing Conformal Cooling projects, culminating in a full day on-site workshop at IMR’s state of the art facility in Mullingar which houses the most comprehensive Additive Manufacturing capability readily available to Irish industry.

Attendee Feedback Included:

  • The learning experience has been great as the content delivered was based on real examples. Demonstrators were shown on the day giving a better understanding together with each stage in the process.
  • I enjoyed the workshop day the best as I could see and examine the inserts and part that was produced.
  • The most enjoyable part of the day was the tour of the workshop as it gave me a better understanding of the quality of new technology and machinery.
  • Getting to see the facilities in IMR was a standout point. Learning from your learning mistakes and the lessons learned was a great benefit and added greatly to the content.
  • I can spare a lot of time and effort, by consulting IMR as to the efficiency of the technology to manufacture a component and then having the application developed, with upper and lower limits, by the equipment manufacturer, before investing in the equipment.


The team who delivered the training included Colin Meade and David Heaphy as trainers and subject matter experts with Katrina Farrell as Training Lead.  Demonstrations and facilities organisation also included Harry Shipley and Saoirse Malone.  Thank you, John Enright, for support and the entire DfM team.  We look forward to more 2022 training.

If you are interested in joining any of our training courses in this subject please contact Katrina Farrell