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Many presentations have been given that highlight the fundamentals of proper plastic part design. However, an individual plastic part is rarely used as a stand-alone product. Rather these plastic components are typically integrated/assembled into a larger assembly or with other molded components. Additionally, in today’s design environment multiple individuals could be designing mating component in different sub-assemblies that have little knowledge of the downstream assembly/performance requirements. This can lead to costly rework, and poor system performance. This presentation will highlight how selection of common secondary joining operations could influence your part design, and material selection considerations.
From this presentation, the attendee will come away with a better understanding of how plastic component design and material selection decisions may need to be influenced by the use of the following secondary operations:
Erik Foltz is a Certified Professional Moldflow® Consultant. He received his M.S. from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His specialties include plastic part design verification, process optimization and troubleshooting for injection and compression molding, and plastics failure. He has experience with thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomeric, and composite materials.
The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.
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