This highly interactive three day seminar includes recommended plastics design guidelines for multiple processes as well as their application to actual case studies. The program addresses specific design guidelines for all major plastics manufacturing processes based on similarities and differences specific to each process. Unlike conventional seminars which focus on design rules, this program has been carefully prepared to provide you with a keen understanding of various plastics processes and their effect on part design. Numerous case studies are cited for demonstrating critical points of interest. The program is ideally suited to engineers and industrial designers interested in plastics product design. Participants will be provided with an overview of plastic product design from initial product specifications to final production considerations. Content is typically modified during the seminar based on students' interests and professional backgrounds. Topics include industrial design, prototyping methods and engineering development based on actual case studies. Emphasis is placed on plastic product design, material and process selection as well as industrial design requirements.
An overview of the many factors to be covered in this program is summarized below:
In addition to the above mentioned, the program will include human factors, aesthetics, marketing considerations, product architecture, cost trade-offs, tooling amortization, assembly labor, serviceability considerations, material selection, and finally process selection. General design considerations and guidelines will be discussed for the following plastic processes:
The curriculum will be structured to communicate this information in the following formats: