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Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

course offering at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Eric R. Larson will be teaching the following course at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Course will be offered through the School of Continuing Education as part of the Plastic Technology Certificate. Course dates are May 14-15 and again Sep 24-25.

Please visit the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee website for more information.

Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

This course presents a methodology for plastic material selection. Using common layman’s language, we translate generic terms about a material’s characteristics, such as stiffness, strength and toughness, into specific technical properties that are relevant and quantifiable to the intended application. We review industry standard tests that are used to quantify these properties and discuss how to interpret and understand the behavior of the material in the intended application based on the available property data.