PLST1041 Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes

This course introduces students to the major molding processes used in converting plastics (polymers) into products. Startup, operation, and shutdown of the compression, injection, extrusion, extrusion blow, rotational and thermoforming molding processes will be covered.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Collect injection molding processing data
Collect compression molding processing data
Examine transfer molding process
Collect extrusion molding processing data
Collect extrusion blow molding processing data
Collect thermoforming processing data
Collect rotational molding processing data

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details