Polymer - Extrusion - Pipe and Profile Appreciation - City of Wolverhampton College

Polymer – Extrusion – Pipe and Profile Appreciation

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Candidates should have been employed within the extrusion environment for a period of no less than 3 months and have some knowledge of the process requirements from either a direct, associated support role or supervisory perspective.

This course is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of the fundamental principles associated with the extrusion process, covering both the advantages and limitations. It is delivered using a blend of theoretical instruction and practical reinforcement sessions, to provide opportunities for group discussion and individual guided learning.

Who should attend:

  • Production Managers and Shift Supervisors
  • Production and Product Design or Development Engineers
  • Logistics, Sales and Procurement staff
  • Toolroom and Maintenance personnel

On completion of the course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify process hazards, state safety requirements and apply safe working practices
  • Start up and shut down an extrusion machine safely and efficiently
  • Detail the construction, control and operation of an extrusion machine
  • Identify relevant ancillary equipment and describe its usage and maintenance
  • Describe common die construction principles and die maintenance procedures
  • Describe the nature of plastic materials and list common types and grades
  • List common extrusion problems and suggest remedial actions
  • State common quality systems, techniques and quality requirements associated with the extrusion process

Material covered has been aligned to the content of an NVQ at Level 2 and can be used as underpinning knowledge towards achieving the award, if so desired.


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