Plastic Matters, Episode 1: How to Avoid Common Challenges of Plastic Part Design

Material performance, part failure, manufacturing processes

Are your specified plastic materials not performing over extended periods of time? Have you experienced plastic part failures or dealt with costly rejections because your machined parts are out of tolerance again?

Plastic Matters Episode 1 introduces engineers to important considerations and common challenges when using plastics for a new part design.

Keith Hechtel, DBA, Senior Director of Business Development, provides an overview of the beneficial characteristics plastics offer design engineers and includes some shared frustrations among designers when parts don’t perform as expected.

This ten-minute video breaks down the important aspects of material selection, manufacturing process, and part geometry, and how considering all three factors in relation to each other impacts the outcome of plastic part design.

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