Thermoplastic Materials and Testing - Course Description

Thermoplastic Materials and Testing

Instructor: Dr. Gary Smith

Fee: $1,210


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  • TBA

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