Injection molding is the preferred method for producing high-quality plastic parts, but it’s a complex operation that requires extensive knowledge of the process and machinery. That’s why it’s important to consider various aspects of a part’s designs, as everything from the vendor’s qualifications and equipment and to the part’s angles and edges can influence the quality of the final product. The subsequent guidelines to follow when designing injection molding parts require more upfront work but will pay dividends in both mold design and part production.[Read more…] about Guidelines to Follow When Designing Injection Molding Parts
When Should You Talk to Your Tool Designer
It’s very exciting to get ready to launch a new product. There might be years of research, trial and error, sweat, and maybe even tears. It’s likely that you have gone through several iterations of your product and finally believe you are ready to kick things into the production and manufacturing stage. Hopefully, you already have a manufacturer lined up who intimately understands your part and is able to meet the specifications and requirements you have in place. If not, you might, unfortunately, be in for more headache and maybe even some redesign. It’s vital to get early involvement from your manufacturer and mold designer in the part design process.
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