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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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Composite Materials and Manufacturing

This program explains the basics of composite materials and manufacturing by featuring segments on: composite matrix and reinforcement materials, composite manufacturing processes, and composite fabrication and joining methods. The first segment features the primary types of matrix and reinforcement materials, as well as the various forms in which they are available.

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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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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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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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Powder Metallurgy

Powder metallurgy is a metalworking technology used for producing parts from metal powder. Advantages include part design flexibility and the ability to produce net or near-net shaped parts. This Powder Metallurgy program illustrates the metal powder production process, and the part production processes using those powders.

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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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Sheet Metal Shearing and Bending

This program examines two of the oldest manufacturing processes: shearing and bending. Shearing is the cutting of sheet metal by means of two opposing blades. It is used to cut large sheets of material into smaller more manageable sections. Bending is the creation of three-dimensional shapes out of two-dimensional material, and is a fast, economical way to produce an endless variety of parts from sheet metal and plate.

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Gears and Gear Manufacturing

This program introduces many primary gear terms and definitions, including involute curve, base circle, pitch circle, pitch point, line of action, outside circle, root circle, and many others. Also featured are the various gear forms, functions, axis positions, and gear machining and finishing processes.

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Plastic Thermoforming

Plastic thermoforming is the process of producing parts by heating and shaping plastic sheet and film. This Plastic Thermoforming program highlights both cut sheet and roll fed thermoforming operations, and features details on the various thermoforming process components. The Thermoforming Process Components segment explores the materials, clamping systems, heating systems, thermoforming mold types, forming forces, and trimming processes. The basic thermoforming methods are also examined, including: drape thermoforming, cavity thermoforming, pressure thermoforming, plug assist thermoforming, and twin sheet thermoforming.

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