Holistic Plastic Part Design Webinar


Engineering plastics have seen widespread use for demanding applications in many different industries. These materials have unique mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties that allow them to perform in conditions where other materials will rapidly fail. Download the webinar slides.

This webinar provides engineers and designers with an overview of plastic material selection and plastic part design.

Topics Include:

  • The basics of plastic material selection
  • Advantages of plastics compared with other industrial materials
  • Common plastic part challenges and root causes of common plastic part failures
  • Considering material, part geometry, and manufacturing process for successful plastic part design
  • Environmental considerations including outdoor exposure, service temperature, and chemical exposure

Presented by Dr. Keith Hechtel

Dr. Keith Hechtel is Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Inc., based in Orchard Park, NY. Dr. Hechtel is a recognized speaker on plastic materials and plastic part design. He has conducted numerous presentations for engineers, designers, and fabricators in both industrial and academic settings.

With degrees in geology, industrial technology, and business administration, plus 25-plus years of plastics industry experience, Keith leads the Curbell Plastics Business Development team and offers a unique and practical perspective to material selection and application counseling. He has helped hundreds of businesses achieve quality improvements and cost savings through the use of performance plastics