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.

Much of his work involves helping companies to identify plastic materials that can be used to replace metal components in order to achieve quality improvements and cost savings. 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. 

Timothy Buchanan

Timothy Buchanan is the Technical Service Engineer for Curbell Plastics’ Business Development Team. Tim helps support the highly technical needs of customers who depend on Curbell for their performance plastics.

He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degrees plus Chemical Engineer in Training (EIT) status with the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). Tim was deeply involved in academic research and continues to write and publish technical content in his role with Curbell Plastics.