Just a one-liner: “The Materials Analyst” article in this month’s (March 2010) Injection Molding Magazine is very good. I’ve butted heads in the past with the author on other subjects, but this article is one of his best. It’s a thorough discussion of the tradeoffs in processing ease vs. physical properties. Injection molding is pretty much nothing but tradeoffs, so understanding the fundamentals behind the tradeoffs is key to learning and understanding. Short of that, nothing is carried forward for the future.
And that’s my 5-sentence one-liner. It reminds me of the joke: There are three types of mathematicians; those who can count and those who can’t.”