Extrusion Processing Workshop

* Class will be held if the 6’ social distancing requirement is lifted, as social distancing is not possible in this class.

Course Details

Instructor: Dan McWilliams
Hours of Instructions: 1-Day
Course Prerequisite: None
Dates: March 31, 2022
October 6, 2022
Price: $625

This course involves the students in hands-on troubleshooting of common problems in the plastics extrusion process. It is designed for operators, technicians, process engineers, and maintenance personnel. The course is intended to give the student the information necessary to effectively operate and troubleshoot the extrusion process.

Topics Include:

  • Problem Solving Methodology
  • Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process
  • Examples of Troubleshooting Guides for Various Extruded Products
  • Discussion of Processes to be Used for Practical Exercise – One of Two Below
    – Single Screw Extrusion Line
    – Twin Screw Extrusion Line
  • Practical Exercise – Finding Problems on the Line Such As
    – Improper Line Settings
    – Thermocouple Issues
    – Heater Issues
    – Flow Abnormalities
    – Die Issues
    – Mixing Issues
    – Drying Issues
  • Review and Discussion

An attempt will be made to use the most applicable process for students in each class.

To better plan this course to fit your needs, please select what types of Extruder(s) your company runs.

**If you prefer to register and pay through the mail please download the registration form.

Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 602-4100

Dress Code
Business casual
Polo or button down shirt
Long pants
Closed toe shoes, no heels

Lab Etiquette
No drinks, food or gum
No tobacco or vaping devices
Safety glasses must be worn

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