These approaches, which are fundamental for research, do not concern transformers or users who need practical advice. Nevertheless, there are approximately 20 basic implementation techniques and each of them is distinguished by specific case studies which gradually become more functional.
The aim of this book is therefore to analyze, in a quasi–exhaustive manner, the different processes which are currently in use or are being created in either design, coupling or treatments that are specifically used. It is thus written to assist readers in their decision–making.
In order to explain these different points in a practical, even pragmatic, way, the reader will find approximately 400 figures or photos that describe the points.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Polymers.
2.2. Plastics classification.
2.3. General properties.
2.4. Further reading.
Chapter 3. Converting Processes.
3.1. Manufacture of Molded parts in 3D.
3.2. Manufacture of long products.
3.3. Manufacture of hollow products.
3.4. Manufacturer of thermoformed parts.
3.5. Manufacture of foamed products.
3.6. Machining and cutting.
Chapter 4. Assembly and Fixations.
4.1. Undemountable processes.
4.2. Demountable assemblies.
Chapter 5. Finishing Treatments.
5.1. Plastics deposition on metal (o metal coating).
5.2. Metal deposition on plastics.
5.3. Printing and decorating.
Chapter 6. Ecology and recycling.
6.1. Nuisance and pollution.
6.2. Solid waste treatment.
Chapter 7. Mold Making.
7.1. Standard molds.
7.2. New mold concepts.
Chapter 8. Economic Data.
8.1. Costs and Prices.
8.2. Structure of the plastics industry.
Chapter 9. Trends.
9.2. Conversion processes.
Appendix. Symbols Used.