Advanced Plastics Processing

Fall 2024 > Engineering/Engineering Technology > PLAS.5780 > 031

Course No: PLAS.5780-031; SIS Class Nbr: 5187; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course reviews the common plastics manufacturing processes, including extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and rotational molding. After the review, the course focus shifts to the impacts of screw design and processing parameters on the conveyance, melting, devolatilization, and mixing with single screws and compounding with twin screw extruders. This course also includes an overview of die designs, multi-shot and gas assist injection molding, film stretching and methods for heating and cooling in plastics processing.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Core Codes: STEM, NO COST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Carol Barry
  • Materials: No cost course materials available
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800 | Pay as little as $367/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Plastics Engineering Fundamentals, Graduate Certificate in Elastomeric Materials, M.S.E. in Plastics Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Plastics Processing

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