Polymer Processing Technology (Apprenticeship)


The Polymer Processing Module focuses on the materials, processes and tooling used in relation to polymers, particularly the common polymer processes of injection moulding and extrusion and the characteristics of various polymers. There is also a practical aspect with particular emphasis on the design and manufacture of tooling for these processes.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain relevant techniques to manufacture plastic parts, in a Sustainable world.

  2. Explain the fundamentals of the synthesis of plastic materials

  3. Explain polymer melts rheology and its effect on polymer processing parameters.

  4. Use mould cavity software to generate, design and optimise Moulds.   

  5. Use appropriate software to analyse flow and other parameters of the mould.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%