Engineering Polymers Online Course & Certificate

Duration:
20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:
$295

Engineering polymers are materials with outstanding mechanical properties such as stiffness, toughness, and low creep that make them valuable in the manufacture of structural products like gears, bearings, electronic devices, and auto parts. Engineering Polymers is a course that reviews specialty engineering polymers and thermally curable resins (epoxies). Other engineering plastics, including acetals, polyamides, polyimides, polyacrylates, polycarbonates, and polyesters will be presented.

 

After completing Engineering Polymers students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • how to differentiate between the various engineering polymer types
  • how to select the appropriate engineering polymer for the application
  • how to characterize and assess product performance
  • how to comply with regulatory standards

 

 

A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Module 1
Introduction

Module 2
Polyamide (nylon)

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications


Module 3
Polyimide

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications


Module 4
POM – Poly Oxy Methylene (acetal)

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications


Module 5
Poly Ethylene Terephtalate (PET)

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications


Module 6
UHMWPE – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications


Module 7
PBTP: polybutylene terephthalate 

  • Processing conditions
  • Dimension considerations
  • Mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Tribological properties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Applications

 

 

 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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