MATL 202: Toolmaking Theory II

Class Program
Credits 2
An introduction to plastic injection molding and the procedures and practices used to design and build plastic injection molds. Types and uses of plastics will be studied along with other types of molding processes such as die-casting, extrusion, compression molding, thermoforming, blow molding, and rotational molding. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and design of plastic injection molds including standard, cam, stripper plate, 3-plate, and unscrewing molds. The study of cold runner and hot runner systems will be included in the coursework. (S)