The National Science Foundation funds development of an omni sensor for simultaneous monitoring of melt temperature, pressure, velocity, and viscosity in injection molding.
A thermal imprinter has been designed, commissioned, and characterized for feasibility analysis of nano/micro stamping of three port micropumps.
Preliminary design begins on split screw extruder design for improved control in micro extrusion and fused deposition modeling.
Three dimensional, transient simulation of template driven polymer self assembly of a three phase system (PS, PAA, and solvent).
26.404, Process Control, introduces the student to the design, operation, and control of plastics processing machines as structured systems on a subsystem by subsystem basis prior to experimentation with open and closed loop control