Practical Guide to Blow Moulding
Blow moulding is a manufacturing process used to form hollow plastic parts. It evolved from the ancient art of glass blowing and it is used to particular advantage with plastic materials. Celluloid was used first to blow mould baby rattles and novelties in the 1930s, linear low-density polyethylene was used in the 1940s for high production bottles and these days polyethylene terephthalate is used to make anything from soda bottles, to highly sophisticated multilayered containers and automotive fuel tanks in the last decade. When designing a product it is important to consider aspects such as a material's characteristics, the processing methods available, the assembly and finishing procedures, and the life cycle and expected performance of the product. This book presents the basics of blow moulding as well as the latest state-of-the-art and science of the industry. A key feature is the approach of discussing the 'basics' and then taking the reader through the entire process from design development through to final production.
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What is Blow Moulding?
Design and Engineering
Mould Design and Engineering
The Extrusion Blow Moulding System
Extrusion Blow Moulding Advanced Systems
Injection and Stretch Blow Moulding Machines
Safe and Efficient Setup Startup Operation Shutdown
Fault Finding Causes and Effects
Design Function Operation and Safety
Decoration of Blow Moulded Products
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