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Title: Development of a Plastic Injection Molding Processing Laboratory for Freshman Mechanical Engineering Technology Students PDF
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Creator: Meckley, Jonathan A.
Nitterright, Fredrick A.
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: As is the case with many educational institutions that offer a MET degree, an introductory course in manufacturing materials and processes is required. At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, we offer first-year Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) students the introductory manufacturing materials and processes course. The course has both a lecture and laboratory segment. During the lab segment of the course, students have the opportunity to experience: material testing, plant tours, manufacturing processes, statistical process control, and inspection/measurement techniques. With 10 PIM machines, 3 extrusion lines, 2 thermoforming machines, and 2 blow molding machines, Penn State Behrend has the largest educational plastic injection molding (PIM) laboratory in the country. Collaborative efforts were initiated between the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Plastics Engineering Technology departments to enhance the learning experience. Resulting from the collaboration a decision was made to add a PIM laboratory to emphasize the lecture on plastic materials and processes. The PIM laboratory was developed to give the student an introduction to the PIM process, machine, mold and the effects of processing variables on the parts. Also, students would gain knowledge regarding the effects of part design on the process. Prior to the implementation of this lab, the students went on plant tours or were shown videos of the PIM process.
LC Classification: Technology -- Chemical technology -- Polymers and polymer manufacture -- Plastics -- Technical processes -- Molding and casting
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electric apparatus and materials -- Special, A-Z -- Plastics
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-27 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 15:24:04 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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