Design for Manufacturing: A Structured Approach
By: Corrado Poli
If you are interested in inventing and design, you will need an understanding
of processes involved and their relative merits. This is an excellent overview
of the tools and processes you will find in an industrial area. Very practical.
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
By: David R. Lide
This is a LIBRARY of data
which I have nearly worn out from use. I suggest it everyone, (even
an old worn out copy is better than being without this excellent work.)
We also have located a video you may find of interest.
Fundamental Manufacturing Processes, Plastic Injection Molding video.
Injection molding is the most common method of producing parts out of plastic material. It is an extremely versatile process that is capable of producing parts with a wide range of attributes. Using shop floor footage and animated sequences this video focuses on the injection molding machine and the injection mold to illustrate the injection molding process. The injection machine section covers in detail both the machines' injection system and the clamping system. In step by step progression, plastic material is followed from it's raw material state through the melting process and onto it's injection into the mold. Throughout the sequence, various components of the injection machine are explained. The mold section continues this examination, allowing clear definition of mold terms as the molten material is formed, cooled, and ejected as the final part. also featured in the mold segment are the common mold types, including the two-plate cold runner mold, three-plate cold runner mold, the hot runner mold, and the insulated runner mold. this tape concludes with a section on injection machine controls. Here, the role of computers in daily shop floor activities is augmented with an examination of computer aided injection mold and part design..
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Our original building in the Mottman Industrial Park, Tumwater, WA circa 1988.