• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Scientific Injection Molding III
  • Course #: PLST2250
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Scientific Injection Molding II and is designed to introduce the student to Scientific/Decoupled III molding strategies and techniques, which are critical methods, techniques, and strategies in medical devices and other plastics manufacturing. The content includes practical application of cavity pressure control, instrumentation, and data acquisition to accomplish Scientific/Decoupled III molding and process control. Students will also apply their learning and skills on understanding Scientific/Decoupled III molding practices to produce process repeatability by machine and mold monitoring techniques to achieve the process control solutions.

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:
Analyze the "Four Primary Plastics Conditions" and their effects on molded part properties
Demonstrate data acquisition device controls
Setup data acquisition devices
Analyze data acquisition graphs and templates
Develop machine and cavity pressure curves
Connect instrumentation devices
Evaluate machine process capability performance
Interpret cavity pressure curves
Analyze process repeatability and robustness
Create Scientific/Decoupled III process from a Scientific/Decoupled II process
Demonstrate template matching methods using save and control techniques
Determine cost effective benefits of Scientific/Decoupled molding

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  PLST2245 and Injection Molding certificate or equivalent experience with instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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