May 26, 2024  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

PLA 120 Injection Molding (3 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides theory and processing experience with the injection molding process. Topics include machine type, molds, controls, machine-polymer part relationship, molding factors, troubleshooting, and molding problems/solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of machine setup and operation and be able to optimize common injection molding machines. Additional topics include introduction to polymer chemistry, sources of plastics, forms of plastics, thermoplastics, and thermosetting materials; oral and written communications skills will be emphasized.



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)