Plastic Part Design

Plastic Part Design provides part designers with an understanding of the plastic part design process. This extensive, interactive online training program also addresses many of the factors and concerns associated with part design.

Dr. Robert Malloy, a respected author and professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, developed these comprehensive courses.

Course 1: Product Development & The Prototype Process

  • The development & prototype process
  • Product development steps
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Computer simulations for design
  • Rapid prototyping and tooling processes

Course 2: Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

  • The mechanical behavior of polymers
  • Stress/strain curves
  • Visco-elastic behavior of polymers
  • Creep and stress relaxation
  • Fatigue and cyclic stress

Course 3: Mold Filling, Gating & Weld Lines

  • Gating & weld line considerations
  • Mold filling processes
  • Gate types, location, and importance
  • Weld line occurrence and strength determination

Course 4: Shrinkage, Warpage, & Part Ejection

  • How packing affects shrinkage and warpage
  • The effects of part geometry
  • Amorphous vs. semi-crystalline behavior
  • Ejection systems for simple and complex geometry

Course 5: Mechanical Fasteners, Press & Snap Fits

  • Assembly techniques
  • Snap fit design and considerations
  • Design for assembly and disassembly
  • Boss and screw design
  • Press fit design and strength equations

Course 6: Welding & Adhesives Bonding Technology

  • Various part welding processes
  • Joint design for injection molded parts
  • Adhesive bonding applications & techniques
  • Wetting, surface attraction and curing of adhesives
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6 Online Courses (6-12 hours)

price: $547.00

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†  Online training prices are based on a single (1) user. Substantial discounts are available for multiple workstation/user licenses. All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD). Prices are provided for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.