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.The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public research university, and a member of the University of Wisconsin system. UW-M offers a variety of programs in professional development through the School of Continuing Education. This course is a core offering in their Plastic Technology Certificate program and is offered twice each year, in spring and fall.
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