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New in plastic Design

New in plastic Design

New in plastic Design

Does anyone know of any websites/or books for someone just starting to solid model plastic automotive parts? I am particularly interested in designing parts that are tool safe (Die lock, etc.). I am new to this, so I need to know even the basic rules of what to do and what not to do. Thank you-

RE: New in plastic Design

Your employer may have a 'best practices' or 'house style' manual. Or they may not!


Greg Locock

RE: New in plastic Design

Major plastics raw material suppliers like GE, DuPont, Ticona, BASF, Atofina, DSM, Bayer etc will have literature with tool design recommendations.

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RE: New in plastic Design

As Patprimmer said. Also they have some very good classes. They want you to design parts with thier materials that work. Go to your suppliers webpage and look around.

RE: New in plastic Design

www.efunda.com has some basic information and good links for books etc. Material suppliers are also a very good source of help.

RE: New in plastic Design

Thank you everyone for the great info. Thank you "Darrude," for the www.efunda.com info, it was exactly what I was looking for and couldn't find.

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