SCIENTIFIC INJECTION MOLDING I

  • Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Scientific Injection Molding I
  • Course #: PLST2240
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

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.

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:
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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Injection Molding certificate or equivalent experience with instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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