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Principles of Non-Newtonian Rheology and the Characteristics of Extreme Shear Rates | Sodick and ...

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Principles of Non-Newtonian Rheology and the Characteristics of Extreme Shear Rates

Rheology is the study of the flow of liquids as well as the deformation of solids. In the realm of Plastics Engineering, the specific study of non-Newtonian fluids is an absolute necessity in finding success. In contrast to fluids that follow classical Newtonian fluid dynamics (such as water), non-Newtonian fluids decrease in viscosity with an increase in applied shear rate. However, these characteristics take on new behavior once applied to the extreme conditions of micro-injection molding. Therefore, the goal of this presentation is to provide a general education on the fluid dynamics of non-Newtonian fluids, as well as explore the frontier that is how those dynamics change under extreme shear exposure.

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Our Guest Speaker - Patrick Haney

Patrick holds a Plastics Engineering degree from Penn State where he specialized in Research and Development techniques. At MTD, his primary focus is on developing new prototype equipment and investigating the unique polymer phenomena that are so often found in micro medical processing. His knowledge of polymer behavior serves as a valuable resource in our constant effort to grow, learn, and remain at the forefront of micromolding technology.




Patrick Haney Research And Development Engineer, MTD Micromolding



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