DDSP Design (Part 4) of the Diploma in Design & Specification of Plastics is scheduled to run in Christchurch in December 2022.

DDSP Design


Learn how to ensure your plastic parts are of a high quality and manufacturable. This module explores the design rules that contribute to good part design for plastics from both a manufacturing and an environmental perspective. Design for more advanced manufacturing techniques is examined. Includes good tool design, prototyping, simulation and 3D printing.

Objectives ……

  • Learn the basic part design ‘rules’ for plastics and identify key considerations for effective design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Learn the process of selecting materials and additives for your design
  • Examine advanced manufacturing techniques including in-mold decoration, co-moulding, co-injection and gas/water injection
  • Understand the basics of tooling including design features, ejection and gating
  • Explore 3D printing, prototyping and CAE simulation.
  • Understand design for the environment considerations

Date …………… DDSP Design - Thursday 8th & Friday 9th December 2022                                                                                     

Venue ……….…  Elastomer Products Ltd Boardroom,  60 Kennaway Road, Portlink, Christchurch 8023

Audience …….... This module is suitable for those in plastics design, operational, production or technical sales roles within the plastics industry or those who specify the use of plastics materials for their organisation.

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 Note: Depending on the current Covid-19 Alert levels, we may need to move courses, or postpone. If this occurs we will get in touch with registrations as soon as possible to let them know the details of any change.

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