Article by SABIC Innovative Plastics
SABIC Innovative Plastics’ website includes newly designed engineering tools that can assist in the design enhancement of applications. Four of these engineering tools can be grouped into a category referred to as Assembly Tools. Some of these tools are very simple in their functionality but can serve a very useful purpose when considering a part that needs to be designed for proper assembly features, and minimizing the risk of part failure in the future. Although each of these tools can be used independently, when used together they can enable a more thorough check of the part design to ensure the selected material is capable of performing within the application’s specification. Of course, any analysis like this needs to be followed up by end use testing to confirm suitability of the application design and material selected. The four web-based engineering tools are listed below:
The combined effectiveness of these tools in analyzing a part for the proper design is helpful and quick. With the capability to download the results and input variables into an Excel based file, records for various design scenarios can be easily kept on file for future reference. Please note that every application is unique and may not require the use of these Assembly Tools, but other engineering tools are available on www.sabic-ip.com, which may be more applicable for your application needs. For more information regarding these tools and their usage, please feel free to call the technical support at SABIC Innovative Plastics, 1-800-845-0600. Please note that website registration is required to gain immediate access to these tools.
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