Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly
Paul A. Tres, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, 7th edition, 2014, 376 p., hardcover, EUR 149.99, ISBN 978-1-56990-555-5
The book Designing Plastic Parts for Assembly constitutes with its seventh edition still the definitive resource tool for persons in material engineering, design and manufacturing, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students and all others with interest in design for assembly or plastic components development. In plain and clear language Paul Tres describes material selection, manufacturing techniques and assembly procedure, and often adds case histories and real-world examples for better understanding. New in the seventh edition is a chapter on bonding along with a chapter on overmoulding and in-mould assembly. In addition, the sections on laser and ultrasonic welding are brought up to date.