The challenge of teaching blow molding in a university setting

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Abstract

Teaching blow molding at the university level can be quite a challenge. Most universities with a plastics program focus on injection molding, as it represents the vast majority of the plastics industry. When blow molding is taught, it is usually buried within a course on other non-injection molding processes. The challenge is to bring together trained faculty, modern equipment (machines), challenging blow molding courses, a variety of training supplies (resin, molds, auxiliary equipment, ...), and industrial support. Only then will there will be highly skilled students with blow molding knowledge and internship experience that are ready to make a positive impact in their field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages87-91
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jul 10 2006
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006 - Charlotte, NC, United States
Duration: May 7 2006May 11 2006

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OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC
Period5/7/065/11/06

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Blow molding
Teaching
Auxiliary equipment
Plastics industry
Molds
Injection molding
Molding
Resins
Students
Plastics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Meckley, J. (2006). The challenge of teaching blow molding in a university setting. 87-91. Paper presented at Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006, Charlotte, NC, United States.
Meckley, Jonathan. / The challenge of teaching blow molding in a university setting. Paper presented at Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006, Charlotte, NC, United States.5 p.
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