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Polymers Bundle PD281945

PD281945

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Polymers, are thermoplastic, meaning that once the polymer is formed, it can be heated and reformed repeatedly. Both synthetic and natural polymers play an essential role because of their broad range of properties. Polymers are relatively low-cost and allow for a wide range of characteristics and colors. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators and very resistant to chemicals. The following five on-demand courses are included in the Polymers bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.

Introduction to Physical Properties 
This course provides an an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties and introduces volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties 
This course provides a thorough introduction to key mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance and discusses how shear, compression, and tensile stress impact a material's properties.

Introduction to Plastics
This course provides an overview of plastic and its properties and introduces thermoplastics and thermosets, physical and mechanical properties, polymer structure and arrangement, manufacturing methods, and common additives.

Thermoplastics
This course discusses the properties and applications of thermoplastics, including an overview of the amorphous and semicrystalline molecular regions found in thermoplastics, and describes common processing methods for thermoplastics, such as injection molding and extruding.

Thermosets
This course introduces you to the key characteristics and types of thermosets as well as common processing methods.

Courses listed above are available only as part of a TooliingU bundle.  Custom bundles of any five or more ToolingU courses are available upon request as a Corporate Learning Solution.

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Related Topics

Introduction to Physical Properties 
Physical properties determine how a material will react to moisture, heat, electricity, and other factors. In order to choose the best tooling or raw material for an application, manufacturers must understand the physical properties of key metals, plastics, and other materials. Intro to Physical Properties provides an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties. This course also introduces you to volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density. After taking this course, you will be able to identify and describe key physical properties and their value in a manufacturing setting.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties 
To make quality products, manufacturers must anticipate how a material responds to shaping and cutting forces and understand how that material will ultimately function once it reaches the customer. Evaluating a material's mechanical and physical properties is the first step to choosing reliable tooling and processing methods. Intro to Mechanical Properties provides a thorough introduction to key mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance. The course discusses how shear, compression, and tensile stress impact a material's properties, how force is shown on a stress-strain graph, and common methods manufacturers use to test a material's strength. After taking Intro to Mechanical Properties, you will know more about hardness, ductility, and strength, what materials exhibit these characteristics, and common methods a facility might use to test these qualities. 

Introduction to Plastics
Plastic has a wide range of commercial applications, including widespread usage in the aerospace and automotive industries. To choose the best plastic for a product, manufacturers must understand the physical and mechanical properties of a specific type of plastic. This course provides an overview of plastic and its properties. This course introduces you to thermoplastics and thermosets, physical and mechanical properties, polymer structure and arrangement, manufacturing methods, and common additives. Upon completion, you will understand how various plastics function and how they are used in different applications.

Thermoplastics
Thermoplastics are the most prevalent type of plastic and as such it is crucial for employees to have a solid understanding of their properties and shaping processes. This course discusses the properties and applications of thermoplastics, including an overview of the amorphous and semicrystalline molecular regions found in thermoplastics. The course also describes common processing methods for thermoplastics, such as injection molding and extruding. Upon completion, you will be able to identify different types of thermoplastics and common manufacturing methods.

Thermosets
A thermoset is a strong, rigid plastic with a cross-linked molecular structure that makes it difficult to recycle and re-use. Common thermosets include phenolics, epoxies, polyester, polyurethane, silicone, and elastomers. Many composites use thermosets as the binding matrix to create a thermally stable material. Thermosets may be molded or cast using a variety of shaping processes. This course introduces you to the key characteristics and types of thermosets as well as common processing methods. Upon completion, you will understand thermosets' basic applications, unique behaviors, structures, and processing methods. This knowledge allows users to select the best thermoset for an application.

 

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Access Period:90 Days

Duration: 5 Hours
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