Plastic Material Database and Material Selection for Product Application 880362
A plastic material database and decision analysis chart have been developed in order to select materials for product applications. The database, which now contains thirty-five thermoplastic and four polyurea materials, separates related material data into four categories; Customer/Vehicle Owner Environment. Assembly Plant Environment, Manufacturing/Molding Concerns, and Mechanical Properties. Currently being updated to expand from Multiplan (spread sheet) to Oracle (relational), this database will achieve ease of maintenance and retrieval. This user-friendly, menu-driven program will be linked with a database management system that will be used in future design analysis to develop cost effective optimum designs.