Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Plastics technology

Overall Course Objectives

To impart knowledge of materials technology to the students so that they get sufficient grounding for selection, processing and applications of plastics materials. The students should have a knowledge of the most important technological processes for plastics, should be able to devise proces possibilities, make calculations for the most important proces parts and carry out method planning.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe plastics processing equipment and functions.
  • Perform calculations on pressures and forces in plastics processing equipment
  • Describe the physical and chemical properties of plastics and rubbers.
  • Perform calculations on deflection of polymers under load.
  • Perform calculations of plastics molecular weights.
  • Suggest design of part and mould.
  • Select appropriate plastics for product.
  • Explain environmental issues concerning plastics and rubbers.
  • Use of materials database for materials, process and design support.
  • Perform financial analysis of production.
  • Perform basic thermal calculations on plastics processing equipment.

Course Content

Structure and properties of plastics and rubber. Fiber-reinforced plastic. Systematic materials selection.
Plastics Technology: Processing properties of thermoplastics. Injection moulding. Information about extrusion, blow moulding, thermoforming and welding. Product- and mould design. Influence of the production process on product design and defects.

Recommended prerequisites

41681/41533/62603/41787/41788, Production Technology (Fundamentals) (41787) eller (41788).
Materials science (41681).
Dimensioning and Strength 1 (41533).
Thermodynamics with project (62603).

Teaching Method

Lectures and Project work in small groups.


Faggruppe: Mekanisk teknologi
Maskinteknik: 4. semester

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13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62616
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Tues 13-17

7.500,00 DKK