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DESMA Training Courses

DESMA has developed several training programs unique to the North American Market, conducted by tenured staff members of DESMA USA, Inc.

Training courses range from Process Set Up, Process Technology, Machines Set Up, and Process Troubleshooting. In addition classes on machine maintenance, electrical, and hydraulic troubleshooting are available via our Service Group.

DESMA USA training is headed up by Walter Frick (, a 30 year DESMA employee and staff member of the company.

Walter apprenticed with DESMA Germany in the 1970's. His roots in rubber are deep and he possesses a very strong knowledge of polymer processing - from Silicone to HNBR to butyl compounds. After his apprenticeship, Walter was a Service Technician for DESMA before he decided to call North America his home. He is one of the few people in the industry that possesses such a vast theoretical and practical knowledge of injection molding of rubber.

Walter is an accomplished speaker who has presented to the rubber industry many times throughout his carrier. Walter published a paper on Vacuum in Rubber Injection Molding, which debunked several "myths" of the use of vacuum. This basis of this paper is quite often used by many of our customers as a solid reference for process set up.

All training programs are designed to increase machine efficiency, reduced down time, optimize your machine setup, and provide your employees a higher degree of operating knowledge.