Hanser: Understanding Polymer Processing
Tim A. Osswald, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Germany, 2nd ed., 2017, 378 p., hardcover (incl. ebook), EUR 90.00, ISBN 978-1-56990-647‑7, ebook, EUR 69.99, ISBN 978-1-56990-717-7
This book provides the background needed to understand not only the wide field of polymer processing, but also the emerging technologies associated with the plastics industry in the 21st Century. It combines practical engineering concepts with modeling of realistic polymer processes. Divided into three sections, it provides the reader with a solid knowledge base in polymer materials, polymer processing, and modeling.
The book is intended for persons who are entering the plastics manufacturing industry and as a textbook for students taking an introductory course in polymer processing. It also serves as a guide to the practicing engineer when choosing a process, determining important parameters and factors during the early stages of process design, and when optimising such a process. Practical examples illustrating basic concepts are presented throughout the book. New in the second edition is a chapter on additive manufacturing, together with associated examples, as well as improvements and corrections throughout the book.