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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Plastic Technology Engineer?

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Plastic Technology Engineer?

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Their job is to produce a plastic that is best suited for a specific purpose, by altering the molecular arrangement and enhancing certain properties of the material. Plastic and polymer engineers develop plastics and polymers of various types and capacities.

Working in plastic industry needs high-grade skill, to convert the knowledge into reality. Based on the process the performing professional varies

Designer and Processing Technologist are the specialized key players.

  • The Plastic Part designers design Industrial and Consumer parts by using high end CAD System.
  • Mould Designer plays a vital role of building Automatic Mould Design, Ejection system etc. He is a professional who knows the entire process of Know-how of plastic industry and perform his duties on CAD/CAE/CAM System.
  • Plastic Mould Maker converts the Mould design into reality; it is a highly skilled and honored job in Tool Room. He is on-hand Professional who converts Know-how to Do-how.
  • After mounting the mould on machine, the Processing technician take care of the production normally done in lots. He sets the requires injection and claming pressure, cycle time, Mould temperature so that perfect finished part comes out at regular intervals. The finished part goes to the Quality control where a team of
  • Plastic Testing Technicians do mechanical testing like tensile test, flexural testing, compressive testing etc. They also perform Thermal tests like Specific heat, Thermal conductivity; linear coefficient expansion etc and also they perform Electrical Testing as per requirement.
  • The Polymers Professional studies and works on the science of polymer, more specifically raw material research and developments.

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