PLST2240 Scientific Injection Molding I

This course is designed to introduce the student to Scientific/Decoupled/Traditional molding methodologies and techniques, which are critical in medical device and other plastics manufacturing. Content includes plastics materials, part, mold, and machine considerations. Students will learn molding from the "Plastics Point of View" for design and processing, which includes molding calculations and useful tables, traditional (vs) scientific/decoupled molding, and universal processing parameters. The course also includes practical application of machine control settings, and process monitoring instrumentation. Students also apply their learning on molding problems for practical solutions. This course utilizes Paulson Training Programs, Inc. interactive web-based training.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Injection Molding certificate or equivalent experience with instructor approval

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 plastics materials considerations
Examine part design considerations
Examine mold design considerations
Determine molding machine specifications, requirements, calibration
Determine molding calculations
Analyze Traditional molding (vs) Scientific/Decoupled molding
Perform with two-stage molding process controls
Perform with universal processing parameters
Perform with Programmable Logic Control Systems
Optimize machine control settings
Analyze process monitoring instrumentation
Analyze molding problems for practical solutions

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