Engineering References

Customs and Practices of the Mold making Industry: 
Classifications of Injection Molds for Thermoplastic Materials, A Guide for the Purchaser or Manufacturer of Thermoplastic Injection Molds., Mold makers Division, The Society of  the Plastics Industry, 1989.
Information on how the mold making industry works and concise information on specifying molds and their classifications.
Injection Mold Tooling Standards: 
A guide for Specifying, Purchasing, and Qualifying Injection Molds. WJT Associates, Colorado (303/666-4792)
An often recommended guide for the buyer of plastic molds.
Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. 5th ed.
Michael L. Berins ed.,  Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY.  1991.
Some 800+ pages covering most every process involved with plastics from polymer structures to final value added operations.
Standards & Practices of Plastics Molders: 
Guidelines for Molders and Their Customers, Molders Division, The Society of  the Plastics Industry, 1993.
Clear and concise information on how the molding industry works as well as design guidelines and material tolerance specifications.

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