Plastics have their own design rules based on the specific material behaviour and the method of processing. One requirement for a successful application is therefore a sound technical knowledge of the plastic concerned in order to evaluate engineering designs and identify potential for improvement. In this, we look at both the process and the part properties.
Plastic parts offer enormous design freedom and possibilities for functional integration, especially through the use of special processes and material combinations. If these possibilities are taken into account from the very beginning, it is possible to optimally exploit the technological potential of the plastics.