Designing Successful Products with Plastics: Fundamentals of Plastic Part Design (Plastics Design Library)

Designing Successful Products with Plastics: Fundamentals of Plastic Part Design (Plastics Design Library)

By: Mark T. MacLean-Blevins (author)Hardback

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Designing Successful Products with Plastics: Fundamentals of Plastic Part Design provides expert insight into design considerations required to bring a concept product or part through design and ready-for-production. The book shows how integrating four key choices-materials, processes, tooling and design-in every design decision allows the designer to fully vet and optimize the design. Rather than focusing on design rules and engineering equations used during product development, the emphasis of the book is on what the designer needs to consider during the early conceptual visualization stages, and in the detailed stages of the design process. This approach will bridge the gap between the industrial designer, tasked with the `big picture' product design and use, and the part designer, tasked with the detailed plastic part design for manufacture. Useful to both experienced and novice designers, this book brings valuable design process information through specific examples, enabling designers and engineers in the plastics industry to effectively use the available technical information to successfully design and manufacture new products.

About Author

Mark T. MacLean-Blevins, founder of MacLean-Blevins & Associates, is an independent product design consultant, in private practice since 1993 with forty-five patents issued for innovations developed as a result of his creative input. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Mark applied his knowledge and design talents working for companies such as General Instrument and Mine Safety Appliances, and then, once independent, providing consultation services to companies such as Ciba-Vision, Johnson Wax Professional, Teledyne Energy Systems, and over 90 others. In addition, Mark has been the recipient of several national and international design awards for products developed and commercialized from his efforts and expertise.


Section I - Background Knowledge 1. Introduction 2. Material Selection - Which Plastic to Use? 3. Process Selection - Which Plastics Process to use? 4. Tooling - what tooling will be required? Section II - Designing with Plastics 5. Conceptual Design - how do we begin the design process? 6. Preliminary Detailed Design 7. Final Detailed Design Section III - Implementation of the Design 8. Gathering Production Estimates 9. Project Review and Verification - Risk Management 10. Production Implementation 11. Production Qualification and Hand-Off Section IV - Lessons 12. Design with Plastics Practices - Creating Value through Good Design Practices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323445016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780323445016
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0323445012

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