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Plastics: Math for Extruders: Program 2

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50 to 100 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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A. Routsis
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This the the 2nd of a two-part training series that will help anyone within the extrusion industry looking to expand or fine-tune his or her math skills.

The topics of this course move into metrics and imperial units; then continues to length and distance. A section of learning is designated to weight, mass, and force before continuing to conversion, understanding percentages, and calculating tolerances.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

All persons within the extrusion industry.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Metric and Imperial Units
  • Time and Temperature
  • Speed, Length and Distance
  • Area, Volume and Flow
  • Weight, Mass, Force and Torque
  • Mass Flow Rate
  • Pressure
  • Units: Conversions
  • Units: Multiplying and Dividing
  • Units: Adding and Subtracting
  • Understanding Percentages
  • Averages
  • Tolerances
  • Conclusion
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Identify the common units used within the plastics industry.
  • Understand how time is measured
  • Explain how speed and length are measured and expressed.
  • List the basic formulas used to calculate area, volume and flow.
  • Identify how weight, mass, and force are expressed in Metric and Imperial units.
  • Explain how the consumption of material is rated and expressed.
  • Explain how pressure is measured for polymer, air, hydraulic fluid, or water.
  • Identify the procedure used to transfer a unit from one measurement system to another.
  • Identify how units are combined or cancelled out when multiplying or dividing.
  • Identify the proper way to treat units when adding or subtracting.
  • Choose the proper way to represent a number as a fraction of one hundred.
  • Determine the average, or mean, of a group of numbers.
  • Identify a target dimension and its acceptable upper and lower tolerances.

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