This event is the fourth, and last, in our series on how to successfully design and manufacture parts using glass reinforced plastics. Significant time and effort is put into optimizing plastic part design and assemblies. Once the design is passed on to the manufacturing partner, hopes are high and expectations is that parts will perform as expected in the assemblies. However, with the complications of the manufacturing technique, design of the mold, and processing of the material there are numerous areas where even a robust design and material may experience poor part performance. This webinar will focus on areas that OEM’s, molder and toolmakers need to consider to allow for the best chance for success. Additionally, the discussion will cover how these issues can be addressed or mitigated proactively before first shots are produced.
Continuing on the discussion of the previous analyses, the webinar will highlight how the injection molding process will influence both the part strength and stiffness based on gate location. Additionally, factors such as maintaining fiber length, especially with long-glass fiber materials, minimizing residual stress, and optimizing the cycle time will be covered. The presenters will provide guidelines for how molds should be design, and how the materials should be processed to achieve the expected and desired performance. Additionally, the webinar will highlight how data can be proactively or reactively generated through material testing and injection molding simulation to better identify any root causes of performance and cosmetic issues. This will allow for quality products to reach the market faster and ensure a good customer experience!