AIM’s Part Design Development Course is structured to improve your ability to design for manufacturability and for performance over your product’s lifespan.

Live online events

  • 27 February
    4 days, 01:00 PM EST - 05:00 PM EST
    • $1,365.00 excl.
  • 18 May
    2 days, 08:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
    • $1,365.00 excl.
  • 7 August
    2 days, 08:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
    • $1,365.00 excl.
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Part Design begins with a review of fundamental plastic material characteristics – including shrink and warp – that are essential in understanding the complexities of both mechanical and dimensional performance.

Next, we will discuss common plastic part design guidelines and why these guidelines exist so that attendees understand the consequences of deviating from, and in some cases abiding by, those guidelines.

We then dive into strategies you can use when designing for mechanical performance, covering topics including stress, strain, and modulus. This is followed by education on the impact that time, temperature, moisture, strain, and stress concentrations have on the final part design.

We incorporate practical applications, including snap fits, press fits, and beams, into the course to bolster the attendee’s opportunity for learning.

Part Design concludes with a discussion on the key aspects of part cost estimation and methods for quickly evaluating cost based on the performance properties vs. the traditional method of dollars per pound.