Penn State Behrend Tongs Project

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These tongs were developed as a part of a senior design project in Penn State Behrend's Plastics Engineering Technology Program. A team of students designed the part and the mold, with the goal of molding the first half of the tongs and the over-molded assembly in the same shot. The mold was built by toolmakers at Behrend. Several materials were evaluated before choosing a food contact grade of 15% glass-filled nylon 6/6, with a maximum service temperature of 240°C (464°F).

The project was sponsored by Penn State Behrend's Plastics Training Academy, with material donated by Ascend Performance Materials and the colorant was donated by Penn Color. Logos were laser-engraved by Accudyn Products. The QR code insert was donated by DME.

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