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Plastic and Elastomer Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

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19th EDITION
UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment.

Subjects

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.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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Credits:
15 ECTS
(108 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:05/03/2018 Classes end:09/07/2018Programme ends: 04/09/2018
Timetable:
Monday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at:
Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials (CDEI-UPC)
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0
Barcelona

Registration fee:
2.300 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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