Design for Manufacture Workshop

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Design for Manufacture Workshop

Could you list the advantages and disadvantages of working with the main plastic materials used in engineering applications?

Can you select the material and process required to maximise your profits?

No? … Well Haughton Design’s ‘Design for Manufacture Workshop: Introduction to Plastics Technology can soon sort that out for you! It’s the first of a series of 1 day courses developed specifically for designers and companies eager to learn much more about plastics.

Can you select the material and process required to maximise your profits?

Course 1: An Introduction to Plastics Technology

Date: 19thMarch

Time: 9.00 AM – 4.30 PM

Location: Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AR

Cost: £175.00 inc VAT per person – includes course notes, refreshments & lunch.

On the 19thMarch Haughton Design will be hosting a designing for manufacture workshop presented by Dr Paul Shipton. With over 20 years of experience in plastic product development and plastic materials manufacture he will be providing attendees with a better understanding of plastics technology and how to exploit it in your designs and products.

As demand for plastic products increases, gaining a greater understanding of how to use plastics effectively is vital for your company’s success.

The course will cover:

The main plastics materials used in engineering applications relative costs, advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Basic material types, their properties and how to select them

Additives used in plastics and their effect on materials properties.

Reasons why plastics materials fail in service and how to avoid it.

Signs of faults caused by processing errors.

Introduction to plastics processing, process selection guidelines

Golden rules for component design in plastics.

Plastics and the environment recycling, ecology and legislation.


Future Courses:

Course 2.Design for Manufacture of Polymer Products – April

This course will give attendees better understanding of what features can and should be included when designing a polymer product. This is with consideration to the material and process selected. The course should develop participant’s skills in designing to maximize benefits to the product from the manufacturing process.

Course 3. Process Selection for Polymer Products – May

This course is designed give attendees confidence in the selection of the most appropriate manufacturing processes to produce quality components economically.

It should develop participant’s materials and process selection awareness and enable them to explore new ways of making Plastic products.

To book for place click here or contact Megan Raisbeck: , 01785 243767