• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Extrusion Molding Processes II
  • Course #: PLST2017
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Extrusion Molding Processes I and introduces students to additional single screw extrusion. Content includes compounding with the twin screw extruder which covers basic operations to advanced troubleshooting. This course also includes the usage of plastics drying technology operation, control, and maintenance instruction. This course utilizes an interactive training program using CD-ROM based (software). Emphasis will be placed on startup, setup, operation, teardown, shutdown, and troubleshooting of several extrusion dies, down steam equipment, and plastics molding materials in an effort to produce a quality product.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify twin screw - Parts and Operation
Characterize structure and properties of plastics raw materials
Measure effect of pressure, temperature, and flow
Analyze plastics behavior in the compounding twin screw extruder
Determine optimization of twin screw extruder controls
Analyze twin screw safety, pre-start, and startup procedures
Figure out steady-state twin screw procedures
Analyze twin screw extruder troubleshooting
Analyze principles of drying
Practice dryer operation control and maintenance
Practice tubing free extrusion
Practice twin screw compounding extrusion
Practice profile extrusion
Practice blown film extrusion

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  PLST2011
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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