Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly 10e (eBook)

Copyright: January 2024
ISBN: 9781569909393
PDF: 474 Pages
$179.99 (US)


1 Understanding Plastic Materials
2 Understanding Safety Factors
3 Strength of Material for Plastics
4 Nonlinear Considerations
5 Welding Techniques for Plastics
6 Press Fitting
7 Living Hinges
8 Snap Fitting
9 Bonding
10 In-Mold Assembly
11 Fasteners
Appendix A: Enforced Displacement
Appendix B: Point Force
Appendix C: Molding Process Data Record
Appendix D: Tool Repair & Inspection Record 
World Wide Web References Related to Plastic Part Design


For 30 years, "Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly" has been the definitive guide for both seasoned part designers and novices to the field, facilitating cost-effective design decisions and ensuring that the plastic parts and products will stand up under use.
The detailed yet simplified discussion of material selection, manufacturing techniques, and assembly procedures enables the reader to evaluate plastic materials and design plastic parts with confidence. Good joint design and implementation, the geometry and nature of the component parts, the types of load involved, and other fundamental information necessary for a successful outcome are all included. Throughout, the treatment is practice-oriented and focused on everyday problems and situations.
The 10th edition includes an extensive revision of the chapter on welding techniques for plastics, including a new subchapter on hot gas welding. There are also many more minor updates, improvements, and corrections throughout.

Author Info:

Tres, P.

Paul A. Tres is a best-selling author and an international speaker and lecturer on plastic product development and design with years of experience in design, marketing, selling and manufacture of plastic components and systems while serving the plastics and automotive industries.For his contribution to the spread of knowledge about plastic product design and development, he was elected (1998) Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Tres offers a broad perspective of the plastic industry in general and to the plastic marketing, manufacturing, material selection, and part design in special. His expertise extends to manufacturing processes such as in-mold-assembly, co-injection, fusible core injection molding, gas assist injection molding, material selection, multi-shot injection molding and project management with national and international teams of professionals in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States.

Tres' experience includes innovation strategies, competitive analysis, design trend mapping, new business concepts and the creation of user experiences through integrative interaction of marketing and design. A practicing consultant, author, and lecturer, Tres is the founder of Engineering Training Services, established in 1992 in Michigan as a full-service consultancy. Tres is a frequent international lecturer, speaking on plastic product design and development, marketing strategies, product positioning and introduction, design philosophy and robust design to audiences in thirteen countries.