Plastic and Elastomer Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School


Plastic and elastomer component design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Introduction to Plastics and Elastomers
- Material properties and selection criteria
- Plastic materials: Thermo-mechanic characteristics and behaviour over time
- The main groups of plastics materials and their applications
- Introduction to technical plastics
- Special materials for making plastic components: additives and charges
- Introduction to elastomers

Manufacturing Processes for Plastic Components
- Introduction to injected plastics
- Other injection processes
- A visit to an injected plastics factory
- Extrusion and thermoforming
- Other plastics manufacturing technologies
- A visit to an extruded plastics factory

Design and Calculations for Plastic Components
- Criteria for designing components
- Designing components (gears, bearings, flexible joints, click-ins, screw joints, planar sliding joints...)
- Adhesive joints
- Welded joints
- Computer simulations
- Rapid prototype and pre-series techniques

Elastomer Components
- Rubber families. Characteristics and tolerances
- Rubber manufacturing processes and specifications
- Thermoplastic elastomer components
- Silicones and polyurethanes
- Elastomer based components on the market

Compound Material Components
- Introduction to composite materials and definitions
- Piece calculations for composite materials
- Design and calculations tools used for composite materials
- Compound materials manufacturing technologies
- Compound materials applications and components
- A visit to a composite materials production company
Projecte de Curs de postgrau de Disseny de Components de Plàstic i Elastòmer en l'Equipament Industrial.
3 ECTS. 3 teaching hours.
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(108 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:13/03/2017 Classes end:12/07/2017Programme ends: 30/09/2017
Monday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at:
CDEI Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials - ETSEIB
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0

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2.100 €

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