WEBINAR: How to Choose the Right Thermoplastic with PolyOne

With thousands of thermoplastics on the market, selecting the right material for a run of injection-molded parts can be intimidating. To help make the process more manageable, we’re teaming up with the plastics industry leader, PolyOne, to host a webinar with tips on choosing the right thermoplastic material for your application.

TITLE: Thermoplastics: How to choose the right material for your application
PRESENTER: Jeremy Bland, Technical Dev. Engineer, PolyOne
DATE: Thursday, September 22 at 1 p.m. CDT
REGISTER: Click here to sign up

The presentation will include the following:

  • Factors in thermoplastic material selection
  • Overview of common thermoplastics including the effects of additives
  • An open Q&A session

Busy that day and can’t make it? Not a problem. You can still register and we’ll send a link to a recording that can be watched on-demand. As usual, feel free to forward to a colleague know if you think he or she will be interested in attending.

Rapid Manufacturing Webinar Round-Up

In our most recent webinar, we discussed how to optimize part design for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The presentation is a great introduction into metal 3D printing as we discussed common applications and many important design considerations. The webinar recording is available on-demand here.

Upcoming Webinars
We have more webinars in the works. On September 22, we’ll be sharing the digital stage with PolyOne as we host an in-depth discussion on selecting the right thermoplastic material for injection-molded parts. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Proto Labs’ On-Demand Webinars 
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  • Prototyping effectively  and reduce design risk with rapid manufacturing

Designing for 3D Printing: Stereolithography

  • Properties of commonly used stereolithography materials
  • The unique benefits of stereolithography and general design tips for overhangs, support structures, finishes, etc.

Improving Manufacturability with ProtoQuote

  • How to get free design for manufacturability feedback for your part
  • Improving manufacturability by adding draft, adjusting wall thickness and incorporating radii

Choosing the Right Rapid Manufacturing Method for Plastic Parts

  • 3D printing, machining and molding processes and specifications
  • Material selection and properties for each process