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Thermoplastic material selection : a practical guide

Eric R. Larson (Author)
Thermoplastic Material Selection: A Practical Guide presents current information on how proper material selection is a critical component of any manufactured product. The text is a practical guide to a difficult process, giving the reader a fundamental grounding in thermoplastic materials and providing the tools they need to save time, money, and frustration. The book provides an overview of the most commonly used thermoplastic materials, including discussions of the different chemical families, plastics categories, and material grades - and the implications of these differences on the material selection process. It provides fresh insights on the traditional methods of material selection based on performance and cost, and also discusses the use of non-traditional methods based on subjective evaluation. Subsequent sections include references on tools that can be used to conduct further exploration, how to accurately select the most suitable material, writing an effective material specification, and working with material suppliers and distributors
eBook, English, 2015
William Andrew is an imprint of Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015
1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
9780323312653, 9780323312998, 0323312659, 0323312993
Front Cover; Series Editor; THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL SELECTION; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Preface; 1
Introduction; 1.1 The Stone Age; 1.2 The Age of Metals; 1.3 Other Materials; 1.4 The Industrial Revolution; 1.5 Mass Production; 1.6 Materials Science; 1.7 The Plastics Age; 1.8 Plastics-The Other Synthetic Material; 1.9 Plastics Material Selection; 1.10 How This Book Can Help You; References; 2
Why Use Plastic?; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Plastics as Raw Materials; 2.3 Plastic Processing Technologies; 2.4 Process Comparison; 2.5 Plastics in Manufacturing 5.1 What is Performance?5.2 Predicting Performance; 5.3 How Material Selection Affects Performance; 5.4 Environmental Effects; 5.5 Key Mechanical Properties; 5.6 Measuring Toughness; 5.7 But Is It Tough Enough?; 5.8 Surface Properties; 5.9 Key Electrical Properties; 5.10 Properties of Form; 5.11 Some Final Guidelines; References; Further Reading; 6
Material Selection Based on Cost; 6.1 What is Cost?; 6.2 Why is Cost Important?; 6.3 The Language of Cost; 6.4 Evaluating Cost; 6.5 Reducing Material Costs; 6.6 Reducing Processing Costs; 6.7 Total Manufacturing Cost; 6.8 A Final Word on Cost