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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Plastics Engineering Technology (PL ET)

PL ET 235 Tool Design & Machining (2) Study of the methods used to create the tooling used in plastics fabrication and the methods of maintaining tooling.

PL ET 235 Tool Design & Machining (2)

This course will provide the students with an understanding of the construction methods and materials used in the creation of plastics tooling. Various methods of mold manufacture are introduced along with the fabrication practices needed to permit successful mold operation. The course concludes with a study of the materials used in mold construction and plastics tooling preventative maintenance practices. The course objective is to provide the knowledge needed to properly design parts for manufacturability. Students will also learn how to set up a system to maintain tooling to reduce catastrophic failures. Through the lab portion of this class, the students will obtain hands-on experience in the actual construction methods. This course uses knowledge gained in earlier plastics materials and processing courses to guide tooling design and fabrication decisions.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:PL ET 232

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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