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  • Common Plastic Molding Design Material Specification Common plastics engineering properties and thier applications
  • CNC Machining Plastics Review Machining plastics with manual or CNC controlled milling machines
  • Dip Molding Review Dip Molding is the process where a heated form or pattern is dipped into a heated or ambient temperature material.
  • Plastic Extrusion Design and Manufacturing Review There are many shapes and geometries that are possible when using plastic extrusion.
  • Injection Molding Design Guide Part design should include draft features (angled surfaces) to facilitate removal from the mold.
  • Injection Molding Process Review Utilizes a ram or screw-type plunger to force molten plastic material into a mold cavity
  • Injection Molding Applications Most polymers may be used, including all thermoplastics, some thermosets, and some elastomers.
  • Injection Molding Design Considerations Use approximately uniform wall thickness throughout your designs.
  • Injection Molding Machines and Equipment They are also known as presses, they hold the molds in which the components are shaped.
  • Injection Molding Molds & Tooling Traditionally, molds have been expensive to manufacture.
  • Injection Molding Molds & Tooling Design The mold consists of two primary components, the injection mold (A plate) and the ejector mold (B plate)
  • Injection Molding Geometry Capability Mold consists of two primary components, the injection mold (A plate) and the ejector mold (B plate).
  • Injection Molding Molds Tooling and Machining Cost Molds are built through two main methods: standard machining and EDM.
  • Injection Molding Process Types Different types of injection molding processes
  • Injection Molding Process Trouble Shooting Optimal process settings are critical to influencing the cost, quality, and productivity of plastic injection molding.
  • Injection Molding Mechanical Tolerances Molding tolerance is a specified allowance on the deviation in parameters such as dimensions, weights, shapes, or angles
  • Injection Molding Inserts Metal inserts can be also be injection molded into the work piece.
  • Machining & Grinding Plastics Review Thermoplastics are low strength and hardness type materials that permits high machining cutting speeds and feeds
  • Plastic Component Design to Manufacturing Review Prototyping the Design for testing and modification.
  • Plastic Molding Design Guidelines Designing With Plastic Design Considerations
  • Plastic Thermoform Design Guidelines Thermoforming is a method of forming plastic parts with applied heat and a form
  • Plastic Thermoforming Manufacturing Video Plastic Thermoforming Video
  • Plastic Terms and Definitions Definitions realted to plastics industry, materials and manufacturing.
  • Plastic Piping Definitions and Terms Plastic Piping Definitions
  • Rapid Prototype

  • Advantages Custom Cast Urethane Urethanes may be cast with fiber or glass reinforcement material to enhance the load, flexure and EMI characteristics
  • Cast Polyurethane Parts Design and Application Polyurethane may be cast into practically any shape, size or complex geometry desired
  • Custom Molded Urethane Products Urethane is an excellent material which exhibits high abrasion resistance and can outperform other e nginereing materials
  • Thermoplastic Peek Review PolyEtherEtherKetone or PEEK
  • Polyurethane Sheet and Sheeting Application Polyurethane sheets and sheeting is an elastometric material available in many standard sizes
  • Polyurethane Rollers Polyurethane Rollers used in applications requiring resistance to high temperatures, tear and abrasion resistance.
  • Urethane Replacement Parts and Components Urethane has very good chemical resistance to most solvents, chemicals, aliphatic based oils, and greases.
  • Urethane Sheet and Sheeting Application Standards associated with the definition of performance properties of Urethane cast sheet.
  • Urethane Rollers Urethane rollers are typically manufactured using a cast or mold process over the desired bushing or core.
  • Analysis - Calculators

  • Snap Fit Tapered Finger Stress Application Calculates the Dynamic Strain of a tapered cantilevered flexing finger typically used in plastic snap fit type designs.
  • Snap Fit Straight Finger Stress Application Straight beam dynamic strain equation and calculator
  • Plastic Post and Hub Press Fit Equations / Calc. Press fits can be used with similar or dissimilar materials and can eliminate screws, metal inserts, adhesives, etc.
  • Plastic Screw Design Equations and Calculator Theoretical equations to calculate the strength of plastic screwed joints.
  • Tapered Snap Fit Beam Bending Equation and Calculator Deflection equation and calculator for a tapered beam used in typical plastics design
  • Plastics Vendors, Manufacturing and Services

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  • Types Plastic Mold Gate Design
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