INTRODUCTION TO PLASTICS MOLDING PROCESSES

  • Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes
  • Course #: PLST1041
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces students to the major molding processes used in converting plastics (polymers) into products. Startup, operation, and shutdown of the compression, injection, extrusion, extrusion blow, rotational and thermoforming molding processes will be covered.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Collect injection molding processing data
Collect compression molding processing data
Examine transfer molding process
Collect extrusion molding processing data
Collect extrusion blow molding processing data
Collect thermoforming processing data
Collect rotational molding processing data

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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