|Material Selection and Testing for Plastics|
|I.D. #||C0134||Duration||2 Days|
| Today's necessity for quickly delivering products to market limits product development time and leaves less room for error and 're-dos.' With so many plastic materials available, it is crucial that those involved in product design understand resin properties and how they affect part design and manufacturability. To help you make the best plastic choices the first time, this seminar provides an overview of polymer chemistry, explains the methods for testing properties of plastics and presents a method of systematic selection that will optimize your plastics material selection process.
| At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:
|Who Should Attend|
| This seminar will benefit product and part designers, engineers, engineering managers and those involved in the development of plastic parts. Specifically designed to enhance on-the-job effectiveness for professionals at all levels of plastics part development, this course will provide an invaluable foundation for selecting plastic materials and understanding their capabilities and limitations.
|Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree.|
| DAY ONE
|Instructor(s):||Robert G. Speirs|
| Robert Speirs is Associate Professor of Plastics Programs at Ferris State Univ. Additionally, Speirs instructs many plastics engineering technology seminars covering material selection, product design and advanced plastics processing. Along with his vast teaching experience, Speirs brings practical industrial experience from his work with Baxter Travenol Laboratories and Dow Chemical. Speirs also has taught continuing education seminars in injection molding, mold design and injection molding troubleshooting for
|molders throughout North America and in Singapore and Hong Kong.|
┐I found Dr. Speirs to be an engaging presenter with just that right pace to help me understand and cover the material well. The course content applies to several plastics analysis and functions I see in use currently.┐
Computational Modeling Manager
┐Will increase you knowledge and understanding of plastic parts.┐
"The instructor presented the material in an enthusiastic and understandable way."
Senior Principal Engineer, Materials
Toyota Technical Center USA, Inc.
|Fees:||$1370||SAE Members*:||$1096 - $1233|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%