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How Processing Affects Weld Line Performance in Glass Reinforced Plastic Parts

About this event

This event is a special edition in our series on how to successfully design and manufacture parts using glass reinforced plastics. This edition will focus on the performance of weld lines in fiber reinforced plastic parts, as it relates to fiber orientation and weld line fusion. Glass fibers are often added to plastic parts for increased strength and stiffness. However, non-ideal fiber orientation and the presence of weld lines can negatively impact the mechanical property improvements we see with the addition of glass fibers into a compound. This webinar will explore the processing methods and design guidelines that can be used to mitigate the undesirable effects of weld lines on glass-fiber-reinforced parts.

At the completion of the webinar attendees will:

  • Understand the critical parameters for determining weld like quality.
  • Learn how fiber length influences weld line performance.
  • Discover how injection-mold-filling-simulation can be used to optimize weld line performance.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    The Madison Group

    The Madison Group is recognized as a global leader in the plastics industry. We offer a variety of customized consulting services from material selection to design verification to failure analysis and everywhere in between.

  • Guest speaker
    Amanda Nicholson Senior Project Engineer, Simulation/CAE @ The Madison Group

    Amanda Nicholson received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. As a CAE/Simulation consultant with The Madison Group, Moldflow is her tool of choice to help customers turn their design vision into a manufacturable product. Industry training along with extensive hands-on experience allows her to perform accurate simulations for the development of a tool or optimization of processing conditions. Amanda also serves as a board member on the Society of Plastics Engineers Recycling Division.

The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

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.