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Plastic manufacture books - recommendations?

Posted: February 11th, 2011, 9:57 am
by titaniumapple
Hi, could anyone recommend a good book or resource on plastic manufacturing techniques (ideally related to the toy field)?

Thanks!

Adam

Re: Plastic manufacture books - recommendations?

Posted: February 11th, 2011, 1:59 pm
by seurban
I've never done anything related to toys, but here at work we have three books which may be of interest to you. I haven't gone through any of them extensively, but they are good references.

"Plastics Design Handbook" by Dominick Rosato, Rosato, & Rosato - very technical into almost every aspect of making things out of plastic, not just part design.

"Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding" by Robert A. Malloy - smaller and more to the point than above, but still a lot of detail (more than you'll get in an ID education for sure) and covers a just about everything you need to know for injection molded plastic part design.

"The First Snap-Fit Handbook" by Bonenberger - A small book, but more than you thought there was to know about snap fits. "Plastic Part Design..." covers them as well, but this book goes really deep.

I hope that helps. Again, I haven't combed any of the books extensively, but they're good reference and my boss must've they were good when he bought them :wink:. I'm not sure how old they are, though I'm sure 98% of the content is still just as relevant.

Re: Plastic manufacture books - recommendations?

Posted: February 11th, 2011, 2:04 pm
by masood1224
These are the best plastic design books available. I wish they provided these to us when I was in school. I've read all cover to cover and keep them with me at my desk for quick reference. Thanks for the upload, suerban

Re: Plastic manufacture books - recommendations?

Posted: February 11th, 2011, 5:06 pm
by titaniumapple
cheers guys!