This is the practical, step-by-step manual
written specifically for the designer of plastic parts by a design engineer
with 55 years of experience.
Indicates the deviations in design practices
between metals and plastics. Discusses the ways of circumventing ill effects
on plastics as well as the corrective measures that can be taken. Covers
choice of product material from the perspective of: favorable circumstances
for application, design characteristics of each material, prediction of
expected life, comparison, and relative costs. Includes detailed practical
Introduction to the Application of Plastics.
Description and Derivation of Short-Term Properties. Description and
Derivation of Long-Term Properties. Polymer Formation and Variation. Polymers
and Their Characteristics. Product Design Features. Designing the Plastic
Product. Joining or Assembly Techniques. Description of Processing Plastics.
Cost Estimating of Plastic Parts for Product Designers. Glossary. Index.