MEGR3232: Plastic Part Design

Plastic Part Design

This course offers students an introduction to the design of plastic parts.

Polymers: history, chemistry, and physical characteristics
A study of the methods of application for thermosets and thermoforms.

Introduction to injection molding:

Limits of physical properties
Critical part design considerations
Design for molding, Design for manufacture and assembly.

CAD modeling of polymer parts
Standard/Base Features available in contemporary CAD packages
Method of application and modeling order for efficient application and easy modification

Design Project:
Design a part for injection molding creating and appropriate application of a selected thermoform polymer.