How to Design a Plastic Part

Course Details

Instructor: TBD
Hours of Instructions: 1-Day
Course Prerequisite: None
Date: TBD
Price: $465

This course is an introduction to the process of plastics injection molding and is designed for technicians, process engineers, design engineers, quality auditors, supervisors, design project managers, and anyone who needs to create, approve, or modify the design of injection molded plastic parts.

This seminar will cover a review of the key components needed for a successful plastic application so that parts have a higher probability to be injection molded consistently. This course provides an excellent introduction to polymers and their relation to component design and processability. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their design challenges to the course for group discussion. The primary focus of this course is on injection molded applications.

Course Objectives

  • The cardinal rule of plastic part design
  • Designing ribs, holes, gussets, and bosses
  • Design for assembly
  • Design for moldability
  • The injection molding process for the designer
  • Determine the gate location, weld line area and draft
  • Various surface finishes
  • Structural design
  • When to use computer analysis
  • Rapid prototyping

**If you prefer to register and pay through the mail please download the registration form.

Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 602-4100

Dress Code
Business casual
Polo or button down shirt
Long pants
Closed toe shoes, no heels

Lab Etiquette
No drinks, food or gum
No tobacco or vaping devices
Safety glasses must be worn

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