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Robust Plastic Product Design: A Holistic Approach
With 40+ years of experience, the author has gained a one-of-a-kind depth and breadth of knowledge of plastics. This book offers broad insight into the plastics industry, including tooling, molding, secondary operations, material selection, evaluation and testing, design, project management, costing, value engineering, and international supplier management and enhancement.
As a recognized international trainer, Bhargava has a deep understanding of the strengths and weakness of people working in all aspects of plastics as well as the Six Sigma method for process improvement. The book is an essence of all the experience gained along the way—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This book is unique among the many other books available in the field in that it is the perspective of one who has been in the trenches—as opposed to an academician, scientist, or other professional in a field with very narrow scope, such as material science, tooling, or manufacturing.
Hence, the HOLISTIC APPROACH.
Causes of and Prevention of Plastic Failures: Materials. Design. Tooling. Molding. Secondary Operations. Color Basics and Control. Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma Based Root Cause Analysis and Improvements. Fundamentals of Part and Tool Costing. Special Case Studies. Suggested Resources and Websites.
Vikram Bhargava has been deeply involved in all aspects of plastics since 1968. He is an accomplished certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Trainer and an internationally recognized trainer managing plastics operations. He has been awarded 21 US and international patents for his innovations. He retired as Director of Engineering at Motorola, Inc. in 2014 after 20 years of accomplished service. He is also Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers Awarded for the Promotion of Plastic Design Knowledge; Past Chairman, Product Design and Development Division, SPE; and Past Director, Injection Molding Division, SPE.
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