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ATMT 1700 - Thermoplastic & Thermosetting Materials

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

A practical overview of the plastics industry, sources of plastics and typical plastic applications. The basic chemistry of polymers, material properties, cost and composition of both thermoplastic and thermosetting materials are studied. The fundamentals for material selection, testing procedures and product design are reviewed. Plastics to be studied include engineering resins, elastomers, reinforced materials and high strength composites.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the history of plastics, the plastics industry today, elementary polymer chemistry, health and safety of plastics.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on history of plastics and the plastics industry today, list the chronological order of plastics materials and application development and describe the plastics industries contributions to today’s products with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on elementary polymer chemistry, describe elements used to build plastics, describe the bonding of elements to build plastics, describe molecular structure of plastics, describe resins and addition and condensation polymerization process with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on health and safety of plastics, describe the cautions when molding and finishing plastics, and list the data found in the Material Safety Data Sheets accompanying plastics materials with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the elementary statistics applied in the plastics industry, describe the properties and tests of plastics materials and products for product applications, the ingredients of plastics, characterization and selection of plastics.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on elementary statistics applied in the plastics industry, list and apply the statistical tools used to analyze plastics materials and plastic products with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the materials presented on properties and tests of plastics, list and describe the appropriate tests determining mechanical, physical, thermal, optical, and electrical plastics properties with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on the ingredients of plastics, list and describe the ingredients and effects on mechanical, physical, thermal, optical and electrical plastics properties with 80% accuracy.
  4. Using the material presented on characterization and selection of plastics, list and describe characteristics used to select plastics materials and plastic product applications with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe machining and finishing of plastics, radiation of plastics, thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics applications.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on machining and finishing of plastics, list and describe the plastics machining and finishing processes, list the tools and tool geometry for machining and finishing plastics, describe the problems inherent in machining and finishing thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on radiation of plastics, describe the changes in molecular structure of plastics from controlled exposure of gamma and beta radiation with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics applications, list and describe processes and product applications for thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics with 80% accuracy.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Introductions and Orientation to the Course. History of Plastics.
  2. Plastics Industry Today.
  3. Elementary Polymer Chemistry.
  4. Health and Safety of Plastics.
  5. Elementary Statistics for Plastics.
  6. Properties and Tests of Plastics.
  7. Ingredients of Plastics.
  8. Characterization and Selection of Commercial Plastics.
  9. Machining and Finishing of Plastics.
  10. Plastics and Radiation.
  11. Thermoplastics - Applications.
  12. Thermoset Plastics - Applications.

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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