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LABORATORY REPORT MECT 1364 SPRING, 2018 LAB SECTION #5, Tuesday 9 AM – 12 PM LAB #5 PLASTICS & OTHER NON-METALS Student’s Name: Jose Parada Date Due: March 20, 2018 Student’s ID: 1582725 Graded By: Dated Graded:
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Jose Parada 03/20/2018 Plastics & Other Non-Metals Objective: Learn some of the properties of synthetic resins (plastics), elastomers, ceramics and composites. Investigate various processing techniques for plastics. Materials Required: 1. Injection Molding Press and Blow Molding Machine. 2. Thermo Forming and Rotational Molding Machines. 3. Thermo Plastic Welder. 4. Samples of various types of plastics, elastomers, ceramics and composites 5. SME DVD – “Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Sampler” 6. Material Properties Tables from book a. Table 8.1 Properties and Major Characteristics of Common Types of Plastic b. Table 8.4 Properties and Uses of Common Elastomers c. Table 8.7 Properties and Characteristics of Some Common Reinforcing Fibers d. Table 8.8 Properties of Several Fiber-Reinforced Composites… Discussion Board: Lab 5 started off like any other lab; with Mr. Taylor showing us a PowerPoint presentation to give us an overview of the entire lab. He also played a YouTube video that was located in the presentation. This video was about the different processing methods manufacturers use for plastics in their current setting; these include plastic injection molding, plastic blow molding, and composite molding. The video briefly explains how manufacturers use a particular process for plastic to get the desired object. After the whole PowerPoint presentation, we transition to the lab located in T2. Once we got there, we used safety glasses/goggles for our safety. Mr. Taylor gave us a quick description of the parts used and how the Thermoforming Vacuum and Rotational Molder
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Jose Parada 03/20/2018 work. To create an object you desire, these machines need a compound for the mold; the plastic product can be powdered in multiple different colors, it depends on the shape of the frame and in which additives may be included for a different result. Additives are substance added to something in small quantities, typically to improve or preserve it such as lubricants, colorants, and many different things. Once this was explained, the TA showed us some products that were
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