PL ET 222
Introduction to Plastics Processing (4) Introduction to plastic processing methods, materials, tooling, design, and equipment. Safe operation and practices are emphasized.
PL ET 222 Introduction to Plastics Processing (4)
This course provides an introduction to plastics processing and is intended to provide broad foundational knowledge of the different types of plastics processing methods, equipment, and materials. The educational objectives are to develop competency in the determination of potential methods for manufacturing various component designs and the determination of cost effectiveness for the possible process alternatives selected. After completing this course, the student should have a basic understanding of a multitude of plastic processing methods and have knowledge of the interrelationship of part and tool design as it impacts manufacturing. The student should also understand materials and material flow phenomena as it affects processing and should understand the processing and troubleshooting techniques typically found in the industry. Student competency is assessed by graded quizzes, examinations, homework, and special assignments. The course is offered once per year with an enrollment of 40 to 50 students.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.