P Tsarehradsky, Author at Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Author: P Tsarehradsky

The Impact of Improper Draft on Injection Molded Textured Finishes

April 23, 2018

Draft angles allow for the removal of plastic from an injection mold. Applying the proper draft angles (or tapers) on the surface of an injection molded part is critical to part moldability. If not dealt with properly, improper draft can lead to sticking, breaking, textured finish imperfections and a variety of other issues causing manufacturing delays. […]

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Poor steel condition can cause delays.

April 17, 2018

Poor steel condition can cause tooling and time-to-market delays. We find that poor steel condition is a design issue that’s not often thought of in injection molding. Custom part complexities can stress steel that is not rigid enough to hold its form causing breaks. The more complex the injection molded part with thin wall thicknesses […]

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Overmolding Can Help with Grip

April 13, 2018

One of the more common reasons to utilize the overmolding process is to create a soft grip. Pulling from the example used below, the green part is used functionally as a twist-able nozzle that will help direct the flow of a liquid. However, in this case, the plastic chosen to facilitate the flow and to […]

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The Impact of Tight Tolerances on Your Part Design

April 4, 2018

Tight tolerances can affect product design, quality control and manufacturing Tolerances play a crucial role in determining the performance of your end product. Selecting the proper tolerances can assist in ensuring product quality, ease of manufacturing and faster time to market.  Click here for some tips on factors that impact tolerances.

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