Polymers and Polymer Technology

Type                        Lecture
Module Master
Credits 5 ECTS
Term Winter semester
Language German
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The module "Polymers and Polymer Technology" teaches the basics of the material class of polymers and its processing methods. The following topics, among others, are covered:

  • Structural design of polymers
  • Chemical, physical and rheological properties and their effects on processability
  • Polymers processing methods (extrusion, injection moulding, compounding and additive manufacturing) and selected special processes
  • Areas of application of the various polymers
  • Plastic-compatible construction, moulded part design and toolmaking
  • Different test methods for polymers analysis
  • Recycling of polymers
  • Examples of the application of polymers technology in current research projects at the Chair of Medical Materials and Implants (MMI)


Learning outcomes:

After successful participation in the module "Polymers and Polymer Technology", students will have the following skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the different classes of polymers, their fields of application and processing possibilities
  • Critical evaluation of polymers technology problems
  • Own development of innovative solutions in the field of polymers technology