Strictly Snap-Fits: Developing World-Class Snap-Fit Attachments
Develop a deep understanding of snap-fit attachments and gain the knowledge to develop snap-fit applications optimized for reliability, manufacturing, assembly and customer usage. With real-life observations, sample parts and a copy of the instructor’s book, The First Snap-Fit Handbook, you can have the tools to master the snap-fit technology fundamentals.
Who Should Attend
- Designers and engineers with responsibility for developing plastic parts
- Leaders of Design-for-Manufacturing workshops where product concepts are developed
- Beginners/novices wishing to learn basic principles and design practices that will prevent fundamental product design mistakes
- Experienced individuals looking for new information and tricks-of-the-trade to help them develop better products, faster
- Managers of product groups at original equipment suppliers interested in product development, establishing performance requirements, supplier/client interactions and gaining competitive advantage
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Understand how a snap-fit attachment functions as a complex system of features
- Recognize and avoid many common snap-fit mistakes
- Know the minimum design requirements for a successful snap-fit attachment
- Have a process for developing sound snap-fit concepts before committing to a final design
- Be aware of important tricks-of-the-trade, otherwise discovered through trial and error
- Distinguish locking feature styles and know which is appropriate for a given application
- Understand basic processing considerations and basic material considerations for snap-fits
- Understand how enhancement features are used to create robust attachments
- Have rules-of-thumb and analysis procedures for cantilever beam based lock features
- Have a process for diagnosing common snap-fit problems
- Understand the fundamental characteristics of a snap-fit capable organization
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.
Mon.-Tue., Sept. 18-19
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education
Instructor: Paul Bonenberger
$1,090 if you register by Tue., July 18.
$1,190 if you register after Tue., July 18.
CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program Number: 4830-10021
Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 18