Thermoplastic Materials and Testing - Course Description

Thermoplastic Materials and Testing - Course Description

Instructor: Gary Smith

Fee: $1,210

Offerings this year (Click each link to register for that course section-REGISTRATION TO BE AVAILABLE SOON.)

  • August 2-3, 2018

Educational Goals: 

This workshop will provide a comprehensive understanding of the common ASTM tests found on a standard material data sheet. Participants will become familiar with many of the actual tests through a hands-on lab portion which will point out the strengths and weaknesses of the individual tests. The participant will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the values presented when comparing materials and be better informed as to how those values can be applied.

Who Should Attend: 

Engineers, technicians, sales engineers, managers, and anyone involved with specifying materials or dealing with material data sheets should attend this two-day workshop. It is also valuable to anyone who would like a better understanding of how plastics differ from other materials.

Course Outline: 

  1. Plastics Phenomena - what makes plastics different from other materials
    • Viscoelasticity
    • Entanglement
    • Orientation
    • Crystallinity
  2. Mechanical Testing
    • Tensile
    • Flexural
    • Impact
  3. Physical Testing
    • Hardness
    • Specific Gravity
  4. Rheological Testing
    • Non-Newtonian Behavior
    • Melt Index
    • Rheometry
  5. Thermal Properties Testing
    • DSC
    • DMA
    • TGA