Plastics Processing Technology
14 March 2016 - 18 March 2016
An intensive one week course comprising lectures, practicals and complete with an up to date, comprehensive course book and all supporting lecture notes.
The course is particularly relevant to people working in polymer processing or related sectors who need a broad knowledge of the principles and operating procedures of polymer conversion and powder mixing processes. This includes a wide range of processing technologies, Extrusion, Injection/Blow/Rotational Moulding, Thermoforming and Compounding. The course also covers in-depth key aspects of such polymer processing methods (both in theory and in practice) and offers the opportunity to develop practical skills through the use of industrial and laboratory scale processing equipment.
It aims to impart knowledge and understanding of;
- a wide range of processing methods for thermoplastics, thermosets and composites;
- machine components in terms of their design, function and specification;
- process parameters that influence product manufacture, quality and microstructure;
- factors affecting flow properties of powders such as particle size, shape and size distribution.
In addition there are regular laboratory sessions. These are designed to complement the lecture content and will be selected from injection moulding, single screw extrusion, twin screw compounding, mixing (/torque rheometry), thermoforming, blown film. This presents an opportunity to develop practical skills, in relation to a selection of manufacturing processes, through the use of industrial and laboratory scale equipment.
For more information and programme details please use the link to the course web page.
- Course code
- Department of Materials, Loughborough University, UK
- One Week
- Course leader
- Dr D.J.Hitt
- Department of Materials
- Places available
- Target audience
- The course is particularly relevant to people working in polymer processing or related sectors who need a broad knowledge of the principles and operating procedures of polymer conversion and powder mixing processes.
- Previous experience
- Ideally a degree in an engineering or science subject and/or experience from working in a production or technical role within industry
- Short course: No formal assessment required. This course can be taken as part of a Materials Masters programme, leading to MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, contact us to discuss this option.
- 15 Credits
- Course fee
- £1390 (£1290 for IOM3 and BPF members)
- Accommodation costs
- Accommodation not included
- Accommodation information
- Recommended convenient hotels on campus: Burleigh Court or The Link
Lunches for short course delegates are included, however short course delegates study alongside full-time MSc students and need to organise their own light refreshments outside of lunchtime.
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