Provided by: ToolingU

"Thermoplastics” discusses the properties and applications of thermoplastics, including an overview of the amorphous and semicrystalline molecular regions found in thermoplastics. This course also describes common processing methods for thermoplastics, such as injection molding and extruding. Thermoplastics are the most prevalent type of plastic and as such it is crucial for employees to have a solid understanding of their properties and shaping processes.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe thermoplastics
  • Describe thermoplastic molecules
  • Distinguish between amorphous and semicrystalline thermoplastics
  • Describe common amorphous thermoplastics
  • Describe polyethylene, HDPE, LDPE, and polypropylene
  • Describe acetal and nylon
  • Describe thermoplastic processing
  • Describe extrusion
  • Describe injection molding
  • Describe blow molding
  • Describe injection molding
  • Describe thermoforming processes
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of thermoforming.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for Manufacturing / Material Engineers.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart People



Employee Type

New Applicants, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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