Polymer Processing

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: 27.333; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the major industrial processes used to manufacture products from commercial thermoplastic materials. Topics covered in the course include the processing behavior of thermoplastic materials, and the primary manufacturing processes including compounding and mixing, single- and twin-screw extrusion, injection molding and injection molding variants (multi-shot, gas-assisted and co-injection), blow molding and thermoforming. Attention is also given to the function, design and characterization of the plasticating screw systems used in the primary processes, power and energy consumption, and the cooling processes used to finalize the finished products.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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