Introduction to Plastics

This course introduces users to thermoplastics and thermosets, physical and mechanical properties, polymer structure and arrangement, manufacturing methods, and common additives. Plastic has a wide range of commercial applications, including widespread usage in the medical field and the automotive industry. To choose the best plastic for a product, manufacturers must understand the physical and mechanical properties of a specific type of plastic. After completing "Introduction to Plastics," users will understand how various plastics function and how they are used in different applications.


Course Objectives:

  • Contrast the advantages and disadvantages of plastic
  • Describe the physical properties of plastic
  • Describe the permeability and solubility of plastic
  • Identify common mechanical properties of plastic
  • Contrast viscosity, elasticity, and viscoelasticity
  • Distinguish between natural and synthetic polymers
  • Describe mers, molecules, and macromolecules
  • Describe polymer arrangements
  • Distinguish between types of plastic
  • Describe common thermoplastics
  • Describe common thermosets
  • Describe elastomers
  • Describe plastics manufacturing
  • Explain the different manufacturing methods
  • Describe additives.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for Manufacturing / Material Engineers.
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Course ID

TU075

Skill Focus

Smart Business

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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