Design for Manufacturability PDH Courses

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    Fundamentals Design for Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Extrusion, Extrusion Blow Molding and Plastic Vacuum Thermoform 4 PDH

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    Design for Plastic Injection Molding

    Course Description:

    This course is about the following:

    • Plastic Injection Molding design considerations and practices.
    • Plastic Extrusion design considerations and practices.
    • Extrusion Blow Molding design considerations and practices.
    • Plastic Vacuum Thermoform design  considerations and practices.

    4 PDH awarded. Online certificate training program for completion of this Design for Manufacturability series. The training program is based on the book - Engineering Design for Manufacturability, 2006 - 2017, written by Kelly L Bramble.

    This course is perfect for anybody in the design, engineering, procurement or management or other technical role whom are involved in the engineering, design or management of plastic parts.

    This training module will be available for 60 days after payment has been received.

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) earned = 4.0 hours (Takes approximately 4 hours to complete).
    This is a flash based training program.

    One must receive an 80% correct or greater on all training modules quiz's, as well as the final knowledge test to receive a Certificate of Completion.

    At the conclusion of this course, the student will

    • Be able to specify geometry which will minimize design and manufacturing change iterations.
    • Be able to identify and correct potential sink depression (mark) areas within designs
    • Specify proper draft angles and parting line location on plastic parts
    • Design robust stiffening ribs for structural and molding operations
    • Specify proper blind and through hole features for thick and thin walled applications
    • Be able to design cored hole features that avoid weld-line flaws within the molded part
    • Design custom and standard mold-able coring hole features that as easy to manufacture
    • Design proper corner and material intersection features
    • Specify proper extruded or boss features that exhibit minimal distortions during post molding cool down
    • The following are the technology requirements for this training course.
    • Design various snap-fit features properly for both function and mold-ability
    • Identify Alternative designs for tough to locate cored and snap fit features
    • Understand and properly design geometry for living hinge applications
    • Properly specify molded part finishes and roughness for application and cosmetics

    Modern computer (PC with windows or MAC) not older than 8 years should do it.
    Flash Player 10 Shockwave (Free), Windows or MAC.

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    Design for Plastic Molding

    An extensive series of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly resources can be accessed with a premium membership on Engineers Edge website.

    Course Author Profile Kelly L Bramble

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    Powder Coating Part Design Guidelines, 2 PDH

    These are basic guidelines for designers and engineers to use in the development of parts that may be finished with a powder coat finish.  Clearly there are some instances where these allowances and suggestions cannot be designed into a product.  But many times, this up-front consideration can save time and effort for many people in a future design or product. 


    •  General Film Build
    •  General Part Geometries And Their Affect On Powder Coating (Faraday Effect)
    •  Drainage
    •  Internal Threads and Through Holes
    •  External Threads
    •  Masking Types and Expected Results 
    •  Masking and Racking Specifics For Various Typical Problem Parts
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