The key to material selection, part design and performance
The intention of this seminar session is to help professionals of Injection Molding, whatever their scientific background, to develop a much deeper understanding of the complex mechanical performance of plastics. The seminar objective is to introduce the participants to the unique and complex field of mechanical response of macro-molecular materials. The focus lies on the complex mechanical performance of plastics in order to introduce the key behavior of these unique materials (visco-elasticity, non-linearity, creep, impact, failure mechanisms). The teaching material (over 200 slides) provides an in depth introduction into the field of plastic mechanical performance.
Participants could be:
_ Design or mechanical engineers working with plastics
_ Molders interested in part performance
_ Professionals interested in plastic part failure mechanisms
_ FEA specialists
_ Project leaders involved in developing plastic parts
_ Research engineers interested in polymer performance
_ Material specialists or designers wishing to improve their understanding of mechanical performance
_ Students involved in the field of polymers
_ Young, skilled professionals with limited experience in the field
_ Seasoned professionals looking for a fresh view on polymer mechanical performance
_ Flow analysis specialists wishing to extend their knowledge
_ Customer support engineers
The goal of the two days session is to make sure that all participants leave the course with a much better general knowledge of the field, which will help them to communicate with specialists, material scientists, mechanical designers or CAE experts attempting to predict plastic part performance. The referent, Dr. Vito LEO is a physicist by training, and has been working for more than 30 years in the field of Polymer Processing and Physics. He has been particularly active in the field of Injection Molding of Thermoplastics and the use of Finite Element Numerical Simulation of this process, and currently works more in the field of mechanical performance of plastics.
The seminar may not fit the needs of beginners. Seminar language is English.