Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IT 112 - Plastics Materials

Credit Hours: 4

An overview of all fundamental aspects of materials as they apply to processing. Topics will include: raw materials, polymer synthesis and methods, bonding, classifications, deformation and time-dependent behavior, physical properties, fabrication and processing, compounding and fiber-reinforced plastics, extrusion and injection molding, plastic forms and thermoforming, welding, machining and adhesive bonding of plastics and plastics products, waste disposal and recycling.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • identify properties and classifications of materials for process implications such as flow and treatment;
  • interpret process specifications of materials;
  • effectively read drawing technical information;
  • communicate pertinent technical data electronically; and
  • discuss recent technical developments in plastics affecting molds, materials and processes.

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