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
Establishing a uniform wall is one of the most important decisions an engineer makes when designing a plastic part. The nominal wall influences the overall dimensions of the part, the part performance, and the manufacturing requirements. Proper wall thickness is just one of the key design elements that must be held to a high standard for the injection molding process to work properly. This article discusses the importance of maintaining uniform wall thickness as well as the drawbacks of not being able to maintain this design feature. [Read more…] about How Does Uniform Wall Thickness Improve Part Design?