PLST2128 Injection Molding Process I

This course is designed to introduce the student to Basic Injection Molding machine operations and operating controls. Content includes Plastics Drying Technology Operation, Control, and Maintenance. Content includes SkillBuilder, a CD-ROM based interactive lab simulator for Basic Injection Molding Technology. Content includes Advanced Injection Molding with emphasis on the relationship between machine controls, plastics behavior during molding and finished part properties. Content includes Optimizing Machine Control Settings 1, 2, 3 and 4. This course utilizes Paulson Training Programs' interactive CD-ROM based (software). This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





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:
Examine basic injection molding machine operation: part I & II
Analyze basic injection molding lessons I - V
Practice principles of drying operation
Practice skillbuilder basic injection molding lab
Analyze advanced injection molding lessons I - VI
Optimize machine control settings I - IV
Practice injection molding process safety procedures
List all components of a conventional mold
List all parameters used to cycle in a mold

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