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ATMT 1750 - Plastic Product Design & Tooling

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

A course focusing on plastic product and tooling design, including the product design process, designing for assembly, machining, finishing and decorating of plastic. Material selection is reviewed including injection systems, ejection systems, undercuts and mold components. Students will complete a comprehensive plastic product design.

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 plastic product design process, plastic product performance requirements, plastic processing methods, optimizing plastic product function, and reducing manufacturing costs.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on plastic product design process, list and describe the elements of sequential plastic product design process with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on plastic product performance requirements, list and describe the plastic product design and processing requirements required for successful plastics product performance with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on plastic processing methods, list and describe the processing method design requirements for successful plastic product design with 80% accuracy.
  4. Using the material presented on optimizing plastic product function, list and describe design elements for optimizing plastic product function with 80% accuracy.
  5. Using the material presented on reducing manufacturing cost of plastic products, list and describe the design elements for reducing manufacturing costs with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the plastic prototyping and testing, general plastic product design, structural plastic product design, and plastic product design for assembly.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on plastics product prototyping and testing, describe the plastic prototyping process and testing to gain product performance information for successful production plastic product design and tooling design.
  2. Using the material presented on general plastic product design, list the general plastic product design requirements for thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on structural plastic product design, list the structural plastic product design requirements for thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics with 80% accuracy.
  4. Using the material presented on plastics product design for assembly, list and describe the interference fits used in plastics product design for successful assembly with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe machining and finishing processes for plastics products, painting, plating and decorating plastics products, and mold design for plastics products.

Objectives:

  1. Using the material presented on machining and finishing processes for plastics products list and describe the machining and finishing processes, list the tools, tool geometry, speeds and feeds for machining and finishing plastics, and describe the problems inherent with machining and finishing thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on painting, plating and decorating plastics, list and describe the processes and product applications, which enhance plastics products appearance and function with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on mold design for plastics products, list and describe the mold design requirements for the plastics processing methods for functional molds and related tooling 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. Introduction and Orientation to Course: The Design Process, Defining Plastic Part Requirements
  2. Processing Methods, Optimizing Product Function, Reducing Manufacturing Costs and Prototype Testing
  3. General Design
  4. Structural Design
  5. Design for Assembly
  6. Machining and Finishing
  7. Painting, Plating and Decorating
  8. Mold Design
  9. Mold Design Check List

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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