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Plastics: Extrusion Blow Molding: Machinery

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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46 to 92 minutes
Video Format
Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
Quiz Questions
Interactive Producer
A. Routsis
Original Content Producer
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Part two of the three part training Extrusion Blow Molding series focuses on machinery intricacies. The program was developed in partnership with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

The topics include a wide range of extrusion blow molding information and common procedures. Training for the Machinery program focuses on topics related to material preparation, forming, parts, flash removal, product testing and regrinding; as well as machine startup, shut down, color changes, and emergency situations.

Advantage™ This course is in the Advantage™ format, to read about Advantage™ features click here.

  • 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

Anyone working with or going to work with Extrusion Blow Molding.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Material Preparation
  • Polymer Melting
  • Part Forming
  • Flash Removal, Product Testing & Regrind
  • Controls
  • Startup: Preparation
  • Startup: Purging
  • Startup: Screw Rotation
  • Color Change
  • Shut Down
  • Emergency Situations
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Know that material must be dried, blended and free of contamination.
  • Understand that plastic is melted by friction within the extruder.
  • Know how the material is shaped by the die head.
  • Know that parts are trimmed and tested as required.
  • Recall that regrind is re-used.

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