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Plastics Seminar
Sat 3/9/2013 at 10:30 AM -- Sun 3/10/2013 at 5:00 PM
TechShop Mid-Peninsula

TechShop Menlo Park is holding a seminar on the fundamentals of plastics! This two-day event is composed of three interactive lectures and concludes with Injection Molder SBU classes.

Sign up for any part you'd like to attend -- the entire series is highly recommended for anyone planning to design molded plastic parts. Please bring a plastic part that you've made or found for analysis and critique!

Fundamentals of Plastics - Saturday 3/9, 10:30 AM - Noon -- What are the different families of plastics? What are their properties, and how do you choose the material that's right for your project? This session is great for applying to part design, or just to satisfy your curiosity about a material found literally everywhere in our lives.

Plastic Part Design - Saturday 3/9, 1:00 - 2:30 PM -- Good design means efficient production, good looks and, ultimately, functional parts that won't fail in use. This session covers design mechanics aimed at giving your part all three.

Mold Design for Plastic Parts - Saturday, March 9, 3:30 - 5:30 PM -- You know the structure of your plastic part -- now you need the mold to produce it. This session covers mold theory, anatomy and points on machining to produce an effective mold and a great plastic product.

Injection Molding Safety and Basic Use classes - Sunday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- 

About the Presenter: Ken Nelson is a retired plastics application development expert from DuPont who worked as a consultant to the auto industry. Learn the basics of this versatile material from an industry expert.