I was recently interviewed by Tony Deligio, an editor at Plastics Technology, when I posed a question. “Do today’s engineers know plastics?” You can read my comments and that of other’s in our industry in Tony’s blog post.
Most products today, including our automobiles, have a huge percentage of components produced from plastics, but most of our engineering schools have yet to include plastics in their curriculum. This combined with the removal of shop classes in our high schools is creating challenges to remain globally competitive in the design and manufacturing of plastic components. It is one of the reasons we are so involved with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Bradley University, Oakton Community College, and Austin Polytechnical Academy.
Here is the link to the blog post. I hope you find it thought provoking.