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Fastening and Assembly

This Fastening and Assembly program focuses on the primary fasteners and assembly processes used and includes sections on mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and automated assembly.

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Plastic Blow Molding

Plastic blow molding processes are the most popular methods used to produce hollow products out of thermoplastic materials. Blow molding is performed using a wide variety of production methods, including: extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, and advanced blow molding processes. This Plastic Blow Molding program provides a detailed discussion of each of these processes, presenting a clear understanding of the similarities and differences between each of them. In addition, information on parison and preform production is provided. The Extrusion Blow Molding segment looks at both intermittent extrusion blow molding and continuous extrusion blow molding processes. The extrusion head and die assembly and machine types, such as the reciprocal screw style blow molding machine, and the accumulator style blow molding machine are featured. The Injection Blow Molding segment examines the various stations in the process, including the injector station, the blow station, and the strip, or eject, station. The Advanced Blow Molding Processes segment details both single and two-stage bi-axial stretch blow molding, and the co-extrusion blow molding processes.

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Cutting Tool Materials

Because of the wide variety of machining applications, there is a need for diverse cutting tool materials. This Cutting Tool Materials program provides a broad understanding of the development of these tool materials, focusing on high speed steel tools, carbide - including its property variables, types, grades and coatings, and ceramic, cermet and superhard materials like cubic boron nitride, or CBN, and polycrystalline diamond, or PCD. The Tool Failure Modes segment focuses on edge wear & flank wear, cratering, chipping, built-up edge, deformation, thermal cracking and notching.

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Plastics Finishing

This Plastics Finishing program includes information on the array of plastics finishing processes, arranging them into four categories: degating, deflashing, cleaning, and decorating. The Degating section includes segments on manual degating and the various automated tooling devices. The Deflashing section covers the cutting and trimming, media blasting and cryogenic deflashing processes. The Cleaning segment features the ways in which contaminants infiltrate the molding process and how parts are cleaned for secondary decorative operations. The Decorating section features lengthy examinations of the following processes: painting, plating, vacuum metallizing, pad printing, hot stamping, silk screening, and fill-and-wipe.

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Die Casting

Die casting is a high precision, rapid parts-production process involving the high pressure injection of molten metal into a die having a cavity of the desired part shape. This program explores the common die cast metals and their various properties, as well as die casting machines and die cast tooling.

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Punch Presses

Punch presses are the primary source for punching round and irregular shaped holes in flat sheet metal stock. This Punch Presses program examines the machine types that perform punching, such as the single-station punch press and turret punch press, as well as the multi-purpose ironworker. The Turret Punch Presses segment looks at the versatile turret punch press and the selection, shapes, and types of punch press tooling. Operations such as nibbling are featured, as well as a look at special punch press tooling, including multi-tools, and special rotary adapters. Turret punch press accessories that enable it to perform a greater variety of work are also featured. These accessories include a plasma cutting torch, a laser cutting attachment, and automated material loading and unloading equipment.

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Plastics Machining and Assembly

This Plastics Machining and Assembly program focuses on the primary machining and assembly processes used for plastics.

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Casting

This program includes information on pattern and core production methods, and covers an array of casting processes, arranging them into three major categories: Expendable Mold/Reusable Pattern Processes, Expendable Mold/Expendable Pattern Processes, and Permanent Mold/No Pattern Processes.

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Forging

This Forging program begins by outlining forging's function in refining the metallurgical microstructure of wrought mills forms, and it's use in generating parts to near-net shape from these forms. Featured are segments on the various types of forging processes, including: Open-Die Forging, Impression-Die Forging, and Related Forging Processes.

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Computer Numerical Control

This program explains the basics of Computer Numerical Control, or CNC, by featuring segments on: Computer Numerical Control Principles and Computer Numerical Control Programming. The CNC Principles segment highlights the rectangular coordinate system and its use in generating precision tool paths. Integral elements of the rectangular coordinate system are presented, including: program zero, coordinate points, coordinate polarity, the absolute mode, the incremental mode, quadrants, and the various axes of motion. The CNC Programming segment features the step-by-step examination of CNC part program commands and their various letter addresses and numeric values. Also presented are discussions of point-to-point positioning, contouring, interpolation, compensations, special programming features, manual programming, computer-aided part design, or CAD, and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM.

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