Improved vehicle performance is required to meet increasing fuel efficiency regulation requirements.  The use of plastics within vehicles continues to increase, due to the benefits of design styling, weight reduction and manufacturing efficiencies.  Plastics represent upwards of 50% of a typical vehicles volume, but only accounts for approximately 10% of the total vehicle weight.  Accurate simulation is required to explore and ensure these benefits are realized without compromising project schedules and component price targets.

In this webinar you learn how to:

•    Explore plastic manufacturing options during design for weight and cost reductions.
•    Validate new molding methods like compression molding for exterior plastic parts.
•    Ensure quality of lightweight plastic components before manufacturing.
•    Predict progressive failure of advanced composite lightweight materials.

To view this webinar on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch please download the free GoToMeeting.


This webinar was presented by:

Jeff Higgins

Jeff Higgins is technical specialist for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow at Autodesk.  Over the last 15 years, he has been focused on helping companies design and manufacture plastic components. Jeff’s passion for plastics started while receiving a Bachelor of Science in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University.