This page is part of a study unit from the OU archive and is an adapted extract from Design and manufacture with polymers (T838) which is no longer in presentation.
Polymers are materials composed of long molecular chains that are well-accepted for a wide variety of applications. This unit explores these materials in terms of their chemical composition, associated properties and processes of manufacture from petrochemicals. The unit also shows a range of products in which polymers are used and explains why they are chosen in preference to many conventional materials.
This particular section focuses on design in polymers, specifically the manufacturing and process methods including fabrication, rotationally moulding, vacuum forming, blow moulding and injection moulding.
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