This course gives students a historical overview of polymer chemistry and industry, and how social trends, changing needs, and technological progress in other industries have advanced molding manufacturing technologies for polymer materials, as well as the newest R&D examples.
The instructor explains leading molding manufacturing technologies and examples of required property analysis technology and manufacturing technology development, lending students an understanding of manufacturing principles and the reality of manufacturing work sites, with the goal of training engineers that know developmental methodology.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. explain the outline of the various theories of polymer molding manufacturing technologies.
2. explain the current circumstances of R&D for polymer manufacturing.
2. explain basic R&D know-how that every polymer engineer should know.
polymer processing, food wrap film, microporous membrane, separator, engineering resin, rubber, tire, characterization methods for material properties
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Two industrial research engineers with many years of experience in polymer materials development are the instructors for this course. Instructors lecture not only on the history of polymer manufacturing technology and development, but also on know-how for material design, and even how to think like an engineer. Once the guided part is complete, report problems related to manufacturing technology, company initiatives, and product development know-how will be laid out.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Lecturer A: Science of saran wrap film (crystal, amorphous, orientation)||Explain the historical progress and outline the processing of saran wrap film|
|Class 2||Lecturer A: Science of food wrap film (barrier property, shirinking)||Explain the historical progress and outline the processing of food wrap film|
|Class 3||Lecturer A: Outline of plastics in lithium ion batteries||Outline the separators for batteries|
|Class 4||Lecturer A: Outline of high functionality of enginnering plastics||Outline high functionality of enginnering plastics|
|Class 5||Lecturer B: Rubber science - fundamentals -||Outline scientific aspects of rubber.|
|Class 6||Lecturer B: Technologies on rubber materials||Explain the processing and characterization methods for rubber materials.|
|Class 7||Lecturer B: Application of rubber materials||Outline problems and future aspects of rubber material development.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Reference notes will be presented via OCW-i before the respective classes.
Students are evaluated based on how well each report solves the problem posed, and the final grade is determined by the average of the two grades.