Publications, Lectures and Seminars

Since its founding, Integrated Design Systems’ publications, lectures and seminars have enabled our President, Michael Paloian, to share his extensive design experiences, knowledge, and expertise with business leaders, engineers, and industrial designers in various industries.

IDS Publications
He has written hundreds of articles focusing on design and its benefits for corporations as well as society in general. These points-of-view have included topics related to human factors, case studies, optimizing designs for plastic parts, project management, and design for manufacturing.

For the past 15 years, Michael has also been a contributing design editor for RotoWorld Magazine. His editorial columns and full-length featured design related articles have become extremely popular with the publications’ international readership.

Integrated Design Systems Lectures
Michael’s deep experience in the plastics industry is well-known since he’s been involved in numerous lectures and design seminars for such organizations as the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Industrial Design Society of America, Society of The Plastics Industry and the Association of Rotational Molders.

Integrated Design Systems Seminars

Michael has addressed audiences in South America, Europe, and India as well as the United States. In addition, he is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Massachusetts where he also conducts a renowned Plastics Design Seminar biannually at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Society Chairmanships
He has also served as Division Chairman for the Rotational Molding Division in the Product Design and Development Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Under his leadership, these divisions have prospered with an expanded membership, increased enthusiasm, and in an improved level of activity. Besides that, Michael has served as the IDSA’s Materials and Processes Chairman.

For information on design industry speaking or guest author requests or to check Michael Paloian’s availability, please contact directly at 516-482-2181 or

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

Choosing the Right Plastic for Your Medical Device
Tuesday, June 11, 12-12:45
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, Medtech Hub, Booth #1669

Selecting the best plastics for use in your medical device is key to optimizing your design for manufacturing, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and testing. Depending on the application and classification of a medical device and its accessories, the use of the right plastic will make all the difference. In this session, we’ll take a look at a number of important factors to consider, so you can make the right choice for your device. 

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Industrial Design and Plastic Product Design
July 31-August 2, 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Division of Online and Continuing Education

This highly interactive three day seminar includes recommended plastics design guidelines for multiple processes as well as their application to actual case studies. The program addresses specific design guidelines for all major plastics manufacturing processes based on similarities and differences specific to each process. Unlike conventional seminars which focus on design rules, this program has been carefully prepared to provide you with a keen understanding of various plastics processes and their effect on part design. Numerous case studies are cited for demonstrating critical points of interest. The program is ideally suited to engineers and industrial designers interested in plastics product design. Participants will be provided with an overview of plastic product design from initial product specifications to final production considerations. Content is typically modified during the seminar based on students’ interests and professional backgrounds. Topics include industrial design, prototyping methods and engineering development based on actual case studies. Emphasis is placed on plastic product design, material and process selection as well as industrial design requirements.

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The links to some of Integrated Design Systems publications have been provided below. Simply click on any PDF to download it.

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