PLST2138 Injection Molding Process II

This course is a continuation of Injection Molding Process I and is designed to introduce the student to ten (10) lessons of Understanding Materials for Profitable Molding. Each lesson describes the properties and molding characteristics that will improve processing of that material. Lessons include PC, PP, PE, PA, ABS, PS, PMMA, POM, PBT, and TPE. Content includes SimTech, an injection molding machine simulator. Content includes two-sessions on efficient mold setting designed to instruct personnel on proper mold storage, installation, start-up, safety and shut-down procedures. This course utilizes Paulson Training Programs interactive CD-ROM based (software). Hands on training in set-up, tear-down, operation and troubleshooting of several molds to produce a quality product will be emphasized. 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:
Characterize ten thermoplastic materials for profitable molding
Practice SimTech the injection molding simulator
Demonstrate efficient mold setting installation and setup procedures
Figure out efficient mold setting troubleshooting removal and storage
Develop an injection molding tear-down checklist
Develop an injection molding setup checklist
Demonstrate setting up a conventional two-plate mold
Demonstrate setting up a three-plate mold
Demonstrate setting up a hot sprue bushing mold
Demonstrate setting up a master unit die mold
Demonstrate setting up a hot manifold 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