Southern California Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Promoting the scientific and engineering knowledge pertaining to plastics.
When: November 14th and 15th 2017 (Tue & Wed)
Where: Hampton Inn, 123 E. Carmel Street, San Marcos, California
Time: 8.30 AM to 4.00 PM on both days
Cost: $645 per person (Includes lunch and training material)
Plastics Theory and Practice / Plastics 101
Plastics Theory and Practice is an entry-level course designed to introduce participants to basic concepts and techniques used throughout the plastics industry. The course is suitable for individuals in plastics sales, purchasing, marketing, quality assurance, designers, engineers, and managers either entering the field of plastics or interested in broadening their knowledge of materials and processing techniques.
Plastics Industry Overview, History, Growth, Future
Polymer Chemistry Basics
Plastics Materials, Composites, Alloys, Elastomers
Polymer Structure Properties and Applications
Plastics Tooling: Types of Molds, Gating, Runners, Cooling, Venting, Hot Runner Systems
Plastics Processes: Injection Molding, Extrusion, Blow Molding, etc.
Product Design Basics
Assembly and Secondary Operations
Material Selection Process
Decorating and Printing
Testing and Failure Analysis
Interpreting Data Sheets
Plastics Industry Standards
The Latest in Rapid Prototyping Technology
Also, students will receive a variety of useful handouts showing How and Where to get more detailed information concerning a variety of plastics-related topics.
About Vishu Shah:
Vishu H. Shah is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Lowell with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Plastics Engineering. He is also an author of Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis, SPE Sponsored book, Used as a textbook in many universities. An active member of SPE, his career spans more than 40 years in Plastics industry mostly having a responsibility as Plastics Engineer in charge of material, product and process development, Technical Services, Compounding operation and Test facilities. As a President and co-founder of a custom Injection Molding business for eighteen years, he was responsible for the entire manufacturing operation. As a Consultant and Expert Witness, he has worked extensively with companies throughout the world and with many Law firms in the area of failure analysis. He has conducted seminars and short courses on a variety of subjects for supervisors, engineers, purchasing, sales, and marketing personnel along with current Plastics Engineering Certificate program at Cal-Poly Pomona
Testimonials from past attendees:
• Great course, very instructional. Love the PowerPoint notes
• The instructor uses examples that are relevant to my industry/field
• The overall explanation of the basics of Plastics was very clear and concise, explained in plain English without having to use big and sophisticated words to explain theory or function
• The course's major strength was instructor's ability to relate to real life experience
• Very Practical - I highly recommend to anyone new to plastics industry
• Hand-outs are great; I refer to them on regular basis
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PLASTIC ENGINEERING – PART DESIGN FOR INJECTION MOLDING
(Course Code MAE-40033) Section ID 127494
Expanding Skills in Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding
Plastics have increased their penetration of engineering applications that push the limits of part design,
molding techniques and processing ranges. Plastic parts, often complex and large, are calling for better
quality control and dimensional tolerances. Resin families and compositional variations have proliferated.
Growth in the plastics industry has led to a constant influx of new people from other technologies who
need to begin developing skills in the field of engineering plastics. People working in the industry need a
good working knowledge of plastic part design.
Who Should Attend?
The course is primarily for designers, engineers, and technicians directly involved with making parts out
of plastics. However, those in related activities ranging from management, purchasing, and quality control
can benefit from the course by developing a better appreciation and understanding of the process of
designing a plastic product.
• Process of product design
• Fundamentals of plastics. Strength of materials, non linear considerations
• Materials selection in product design
• Molding and tooling considerations in part design
• General principles of part design. Short term loads, long term stress exposure
• Creep and relaxation in part design. Understanding safety factors in design.
• Dimensional analysis in part design
• Assembly techniques: design of snap-fit, press-fit, fasteners, ultrasonic, vibration welding, heat
staking, adhesive bonding.
Time/Dates: Saturdays, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, October 07 – November 18, 2017 (7 mtgs)
Location: UC San Diego Extension. University City Center. UCC-114
Instructor: Tuan Dao, MSME. Consultant, Polymer Engineering Group, Inc. Formerly with DuPont Co.,
Engineering Polymers, has 30+ years experience in part design, mold design and molding techniques.
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