This article describes key processing methods and related design, manufacturing, and application considerations for plastic parts. The methods include injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding, rotational molding, compression molding/transfer molding, composites processing, and casting. The article describes principal features incorporated into the design of plastic parts. It concludes with a discussion on the materials selection methodology for plastics.
Edward A. Muccio, Design for Plastics Processing, Materials Selection and Design, Vol 20, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Dieter, ASM International, 1997, p 793–803, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002491
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