• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Injection Molding Process I
  • Course #: PLST2128
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to Basic Injection Molding machine operations and operating controls. Content includes Plastics Drying Technology Operation, Control, and Maintenance. Content includes SkillBuilder, a CD-ROM based interactive lab simulator for Basic Injection Molding Technology. Content includes Advanced Injection Molding with emphasis on the relationship between machine controls, plastics behavior during molding and finished part properties. Content includes Optimizing Machine Control Settings 1, 2, 3 and 4. This course utilizes Paulson Training Programs' interactive CD-ROM based (software). This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

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:
Examine basic injection molding machine operation: part I & II
Analyze basic injection molding lessons I - V
Practice principles of drying operation
Practice skillbuilder basic injection molding lab
Analyze advanced injection molding lessons I - VI
Optimize machine control settings I - IV
Practice injection molding process safety procedures
List all components of a conventional mold
List all parameters used to cycle in a mold

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

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