Module 3 – Materials Technology


Course Description

Day One

  • Thermosetting (Thermoplastics materials and process)
  • Thermoplastics
  • Structure/manufacture
  • Terminology and examples
  • Homopolymer, Co-Polymer, Terpolymer, Alloys
  • Elements that affect the moulding process
  • Temperature and its effects
  • Theory and practical
  • Melt Flow Rate
  • Theory and practical
  • Molecular orientation
  • Theory and practical

Day Two

  • Flow behaviour of thermoplastics materials (injection time/speed)
  • Theory/practical
  • Gate shear rates
  • Injection speed versus component weight
  • Theory and practical
  • Extent of moulded in stress within moulded component
  • Theory/practical
  • Molecular structure for thermoplastics materials
  • Amorphous/semi-crystalline
  • Shrinkage behaviour of thermoplastic materials
  • Amorphous, semi-crystalline
  • Theory/practical

Day Three

  • Plastics additives
  • Colorants used with thermoplastics materials
  • Effect on shrinkage
  • Effect on moulding process and component properties
  • Identification of different thermoplastic materials
  • Material handling

This is module three of a three module training course. See also:

Module One: Plasticisation & Melt Preparation
Module Two: Machine Control Technology, Setting Principles & Procedures


Course Prerequisites

Module One: Plasticisation & Melt Preparation
Module Two: Machine Control Technology, Setting Principles & Procedures

Start Date End Date Name Language Town/City State Online Open Seats Cost  
21/01/2019 24/01/2019 Module 3 – Materials Technology English Peterborough NA No 11 £1,025 Register
01/04/2019 04/04/2019 Module 3 – Materials Technology English Peterborough NA No 10 £1,025 Register
10/06/2019 14/06/2019 Module 3 – Materials Technology English Peterborough NA No 11 £1,025 Register
19/08/2019 22/08/2019 Module 3 – Materials Technology English Peterborough NA No 12 £1,025 Register
04/11/2019 07/11/2019 Module 3 – Materials Technology English Peterborough NA No 12 £1,025 Register