Manufacturing Engineering

Plastics Materials and Processing

Plastics Materials and Processing
Understanding plastic materials, properties, and uses. Survey of plastic-manufacturing processes. Designing plastic products and manufacturing systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 250; or CH EN 378; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtWinter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining MFGEN 355
Course Outcomes: 


Students will understand the behavior, properties, and science of plastic materials and use that knowledge to select appropriate materials for a given application or process.


Students will understand a variety of manufacturing processes for plastics and be able to select the appropriate process for a given task, and be able to trouble shoot such processes.


Students will understand the design of plastic products and the equipment, tooling, and environment for their economical manufacture.