Director: Min-Ten Jahn
The certificate program in Industrial Plastics Processingand Design is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments.
Polymeric materials rank as second in tonnage use currently of all materials, and indications are that in he near future they may surpass metals in total usage. There is a definite need for personnel familiar with the processing and special design considerations necessary to properly make use of the special properties of this broad class of materials. The program permits a student to study in detail the industrial production processes, material testing procedures, economics of the polymerics industry and degradation of polymerics. All students in the program complete an individual project, consisting of the design of an item, choice of proper polymeric material for the particular application, choice of the processing operation and construction of the necessary molding tools and testing of the completed device.
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