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ETS 348. Plastics Manufacturing

Credits: 3
Department: Environmental & Technological Studies
Description: Review of polymer structure and properties with emphasis on common industrial polymers. Common polymer production processes such as extrusion and injection molding. Includes finishing processes and the recycling of polymers.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210, ETS 343
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
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Student Learning Outcomes

1. Compare and contrast 7 different polymer manufacturing methods.
2. Compare and contrast different polymer compounds.
3. Research mold design criterion for application to learner designed product.
4. Demonstrate CAD and CNC technologies used for mold design of learner designed product.
5. Apply accepted design elements in the steps of mold production.
6. Operate synthetics machines: Extrusion, Blow molding, Injection molding, Rotational molding, compression molding, sheet bending, welding to produce quality parts.
7. Manufacture products from learner machined mold cavity.

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