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PIM - Material Selection and Product Design
A Full 15 Chapters and 4 Appendices, stuffed with information. Includes a list of common Tradenames and addresses, as well as common material acronyms and their meanings. PDF Format.
Just look at some of the subjects covered in this hardcover book: Understanding the molding process, Language of plastics, Reinforcements and fillers, Basic material properties, Applications for specific materials, Determining molding costs, Secondary operations, Testing and failure analysis, Determining product requirements, Product Design considerations, Selecting a vendor, Prototype review.
Includes a 44 item Product Design checklist, developed by Mr. Bryce, that anyone can use to ensure important items have been considered for every product.
Also includes a detailed Vendor Qualification Form that can be used to determine easily whether or not a vendor is capable of responding to your needs.