Detailed study of plastics extrusion processing, including the fundamentals of extruder hardware and operation. Additionally, different extrusion types such as profile, pipe/tubing, blown film, co-extrusion, and twin-screw extrusion are covered. Topics also include downstream equipment for take-off, cooling and calibration. Laboratories include work with extrusion equipment. Fall Only.
4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab