For over 22 years, Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly has been the definitive guide for both seasoned part designers and novices to the field, facilitating cost-effective design decisions and ensuring that the plastic parts and products will stand up under use.
The detailed yet simplified discussion of material selection, manufacturing techniques, and assembly procedures enables the reader to evaluate plastic materials and design plastic parts with confidence. Good joint design and implementation, the geometry and nature of the component parts, the types of load involved, and other fundamental information necessary for a successful outcome are all included. Throughout, the treatment is practice-oriented and focused on everyday problems and situations.
The 8th edition introduces a completely new chapter on fasteners, including discussion and evaluation of thread forming and thread cutting screws, with accompanying examples. New case histories in the fields of elasticity and annular snap fits that illustrate the hazardous consequences of inadequate part design are also included.
- Understanding Plastic Materials
- Understanding Safety Factors
- Strength of Material for Plastics
- Nonlinear Considerations
- Welding Techniques for Plastics
- Press Fitting
- Living Hinges
- Snap Fitting
- In-Mold Assembly
Paul A. Tres is Senior Consultant with ETS, Inc., and has served the plastics and automotive industries for over 40 years. He has provided consulting services to global companies and expert witness services for attorneys, and also trained in excess of 17,000 designers, engineers, and managers in the intricacies of plastic part design.