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

Tech Talk Panel: Plastic Prototyping Methods: How do you Choose the Best Process?
Wednesday, February 12 • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

This panel discussion will review numerous prototyping options based on advantages and limitations for each. Questions will be presented to a select group of three panelists who have been chosen based on their extensive knowledge and unique perspectives in the industry. It should be noted that prototyping methods for plastic materials will include 3D printing as well as machining, injection molding, fabricating and casting. Panelists will be challenged to answer provocative questions prepared by the moderator who has had extensive experience in all prototyping methods.

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10 Critical Considerations for Designing High-Quality Injection Molded Parts
Wednesday, February 12 • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Product designers and engineers are responsible for interpreting ideas into fully functional products which must comply with hundreds of critical specifications including ease of manufacturing, otherwise referred to as DFM (design for manufacturing). Decisions influencing all the subtle details affecting part design cannot be made by any one individual or isolated design department. Injection molded parts are especially challenging since part designs cannot be easily changed after the molds have been machined. This brief presentation will address the top 10 critical design considerations for properly designing an injection molded part and the importance of collaborating with trustworthy molders throughout the design process. Partnerships between designers and molders are essential for efficiently designing near perfect injection molded parts from the first shot to the last. The presentation will focus on the following:

  • Resolving common design challenges which are molder dependent
  • Benefits of designer/molder collaboration
  • Holistic thinking: continuous evaluation of multiple parameters affected by every design decision

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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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