Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly, 3rd Edition
Plastic part design can be a key consideration in applying design for manufacturability techniques - material selection, manufacturing technique and assembly procedures. This book will enhance your understanding of what to expect from plastic material, providing you with detailed discussion of methods, including explanations how to use or write computer software to make the design processes as easy as possible. Key topics include: good joint design, the purpose of the joint, the geometry and the nature of the parts and types of loads involved. Plus, you get detailed coverage of basic resins, basic structures, homopolymer vs. copolymer, reinforcements, fillers, additives, and more!