Courses offered in laser technology

Platteville, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Department of Industrial Studies will offer two professional evening courses in laser technology and injection molding during the spring 2012 semester, as reported in the Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald.

The course features an investigation of principles and applications of lasers and laser systems as they pertain to manufacturing, service, and communication industries. The use of lasers in industrial, medical and military applications of laser technology will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to industrial cuttingwelding, and heat treating.

UW-P is one of 12 schools nationwide that has laser technology capability. The other evening course, injection molding technology, will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays. The course is divided evenly between lab and lecture. Students will learn theoretical knowledge of injection molding, mold design, mold analysis, cost evaluation of an injection molded part, and practical experiences running the presses.

According to Majid Tabrizi, director for the UW-P Center for Plastics Processing, the courses can be valuable for training or retraining of the industrial workforce. Each course offers 70 hours of lecture and instrument use. Tuition for a Wisconsin resident is $889.08. Individuals interested in registering should contact the registrar's office at 608-342-1321. To learn more about the Center for Plastics Processing Technology or the above courses, contact Tabrizi at 608-342-1115.

The spring semester began Monday, Jan. 23, and both courses are open to students and the public. Industrial laser application will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Mondays.

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