PLST2017 Extrusion Molding Processes II

This course is a continuation of Extrusion Molding Processes I and introduces students to additional single screw extrusion. Content includes compounding with the twin screw extruder which covers basic operations to advanced troubleshooting. This course also includes the usage of plastics drying technology operation, control, and maintenance instruction. This course utilizes an interactive training program using CD-ROM based (software). Emphasis will be placed on startup, setup, operation, teardown, shutdown, and troubleshooting of several extrusion dies, down steam equipment, and plastics molding materials in an effort to produce a quality product.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

PLST2011

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:
Identify twin screw - Parts and Operation
Characterize structure and properties of plastics raw materials
Measure effect of pressure, temperature, and flow
Analyze plastics behavior in the compounding twin screw extruder
Determine optimization of twin screw extruder controls
Analyze twin screw safety, pre-start, and startup procedures
Figure out steady-state twin screw procedures
Analyze twin screw extruder troubleshooting
Analyze principles of drying
Practice dryer operation control and maintenance
Practice tubing free extrusion
Practice twin screw compounding extrusion
Practice profile extrusion
Practice blown film extrusion

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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

lab:

1