The Mold-Making Handbook has proven to be an essential resource for the plastics engineer who handles the design and construction of tools for different processing methods, from injection molding and blow molding, to prototyping tools, including their computer-aided design. The present edition has been completely updated with new chapters including micro injection molds, molds for the rubber industry, and rapid prototyping. Separate sections describe the tool materials and various manufacturing and processing methods. Each chapter is self-contained; the proposed synergistic effect is achieved especially when the reader not only reads »his« chapter, but is willing to »look outside the box« of his own specialist field. This handbook is for both the reader who is looking for an introduction to a key area of plastics processing as well as the pronounced specialist to enable quick reading into related technical areas. Written by experts from the industry, the book captures the current state of the technique. The Mold-Making Handbook will prove extremely useful for engineers, designers, processors, technical salesmen, and students interested in all aspects of mold construction.
Contents Molds for Various Processing Methods Mold Design Materials for Tool Making Manufacturing and Machining Methods Ordering and Operation of Molds
Günter Mennig received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Stuttgart. He worked for several years as an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India and then became department head technology at the German Plastics Institute (DKI) in Darmstadt. He was promoted to deputy director there in 1982, and also lectured at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he was appointed honorary professor. In 1994 he took over the Chair of Plastics Processing at the Technical University Chemnitz-Zwickau.
G. Mennig has published more than 140 scientific papers in national and international journals and books. He is editor of the books "Wear in Plastics Processing" and the "Mold-Making Handbook", both published by Carl Hanser Verlag in English and German.