The Mold-Making Handbook is an essential resource for the plastics industry, providing all of the fundamental engineering aspects of mold design, construction, and manufacturing. Written by industry experts, this book captures the current state of the technique for all major processing methods. This third edition has been completely updated and includes new chapters on micro injection molds, rubber industry molds, and rapid prototyping. Separate sections describe the tool materials and various manufacturing and processing methods. This handbook appeals to a broad range of plastics professionals--from the beginner who is looking for an introduction to a key area of plastics processing to the specialist who needs a quick reading into related technical areas, which can result in ideas for their own work. The Mold-Making Handbook is extremely useful for engineers, designers, processors, technical sales reps, and students interested in all aspects of mold construction.