Über den Autor
Paul A. Tres is a Senior Technical Consultant with ETS, Inc. of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (www.ets-corp.com) serving the plastics and automotive industries. He is author of a variety of seminar manuals, technical and marketing papers, including the bestselling textbook Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly, 7th edition, published by Carl Hanser Verlag of Munich, Germany (2014) and computer software for automotive plastic part design.
Speaker, educator, and lecturer at numerous national and international plastics seminars and conferences, with over 16,700 attendees in 12 countries, among them Canada, France, Germany, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, and Thailand, Paul Tres is a Fellow of International Society of Plastics Engineers. He is also an active contributor to and member of the Plastics Academy, International Society of Automotive Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr. Tres is also a highly sought-after expert witness having assisted such law firms as Griffin & Szipl P.C.; Kreis, Enderle, Callander & Hudgins, P.C.; Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP; Sellars, Marion & Bachi; and many others.
"Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly" provides an excellent tool for both seasoned part designers and novices to the field, facilitating cost effective design decisions and ensuring that the plastic parts and products will stand up under use.
The detailed yet simplified discussion of material selection, manufacturing techniques, and assembly procedures will enable the reader to evaluate plastic materials and to adequately design plastic parts for assembly.
The book describes good joint design and implementation, the geometry and nature of the component parts, the types of load involved, and other basic information necessary in order to work successfully in this field. Throughout, the treatment is practice-oriented and focused on everyday problems and situations.
The 7th edition introduces a completely new chapter on overmolding and in-mold assembly, as well as a new chapter on bonding, including accompanying examples. Laser molding and ultrasonics coverage are also brought up to date, with illustrative case histories.
- Understanding Plastic Materials
- Understanding Safety Factors
- Strength of Materials for Plastics
- Nonlinear Considerations
- Assembly Techniques for Plastics
- Press Fitting
- Living Hinges
- Snap Fitting
- In-Mold Assembly