Design and Manufacture of Plastic Components for Multifunctionality

Design and Manufacture of Plastic Components for Multifunctionality

Structural Composites, Injection Molding, and 3D Printing

1st Edition - September 8, 2015

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  • Authors: Vannessa Goodship, Bethany Middleton, Ruth Cherrington
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323353847
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323340618

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Design and Manufacture of Plastic Components for Multifunctionality: Structural Composites, Injection Molding, and 3D Printing presents the latest information on how plastics manufacturers are increasingly being driven towards carbon emission reduction, lightweighting, and cost savings through process integration. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize future products with built-in functionality such as sensors, smart packaging, and damage detection technology for everything from milk bottles and salad packaging to automotive bumpers and plane fuselages. This book introduces the three core manufacturing methods for multifunctional materials, composites, injection molding, and 3D printing, all processes facing challenges for the implementation of new technology. Users will find a book that brings together both process and material advances in this area, giving process engineers, designers, and manufacturers the information they need to choose the appropriate material and process for the product they are developing.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to the latest technologies in the area of multifunctionality, enabling engineers to implement new breakthroughs in their own businesses
  • Gives an understanding of the processes that need to be considered in both design and manufacture of future devices, while using materials from a broader palette than used in existing manufacturing processes
  • Includes best practice guidance and flow charts to aid in material and process selection
  • Covers revolutionary future products with built-in functionality such as sensors, smart packaging, and damage detection technology for everything from milk bottles and salad packaging to automotive bumpers and plane fuselages

Readership

Process Engineers, Designers and Manufacturers of both processing machines and materials. Key industries include aerospace, automotive, packaging (food/medical), biomedical.

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • List of Contributors
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • 1: Introduction to Multifunctionality and Manufacture
      • Abstract
      • 1.1. Introduction to Multifunctionality and Manufacture
      • 1.2. Plastic Processing Routes
      • 1.3. Limitations
      • 1.4. Example Application
      • 1.5. Conclusions
    • 2: Materials and Deposition Processes for Multifunctionality
      • Abstract
      • 2.1. Materials
      • 2.2. Film-Forming Processes
      • 2.3. Sensors
      • 2.4. Conclusions
    • 3: Composites: Manufacture and Application
      • Abstract
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Materials
      • 3.3. Processing
      • 3.4. Composite Properties and Markets
      • 3.5. Research Trends in PMCs
      • 3.6. Barriers to Multifunctionality
      • 3.7. Conclusions: Advantages and Disadvantages
      • Abbreviations
    • 4: Injection Molding of Thermoplastics
      • Abstract
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Polymer Materials
      • 4.3. Injection Molding Machine and Process
      • 4.4. Toward Multifunctionality – in Mold Techniques and Multishot Techniques
      • 4.5. Application Considerations
      • 4.6. Impacts
      • 4.7. Barriers to Multifunctionality
      • 4.8. In Conclusion
    • 5: Multifunctionality in Additive Manufacturing
      • Abstract
      • List of Acronyms
      • 5.1. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
      • 5.2. Background and Terminology
      • 5.3. Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials
      • 5.4. Applications
      • 5.5. Multifunctionality in Additive Manufacturing
      • 5.6. Impact of Multifunctionality in Additive Manufacturing
      • 5.7. Barriers to Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing
      • 5.8. Conclusions
    • 6: Future Outlook
      • Abstract
      • 6.1. The Future of Manufacturing Multifunctional Systems
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2015
  • Published: September 8, 2015
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323353847
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323340618

About the Authors

Vannessa Goodship

Principal Research Fellow at the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), a department at the University of Warwick providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology. Her areas of specialism are plastics materials, their processing and recycling, and she has undertaken many research projects in these areas - most recently looking at multifunctional materials. She - like WMG - works at the interface of academia and industry.

She has edited two books under the Woodhead imprint:

Management, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Composites (2009)

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook (2012)

Affiliations and Expertise

Warwick University, UK

Bethany Middleton

Affiliations and Expertise

Warwick University

Ruth Cherrington

Affiliations and Expertise

Warwick University

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