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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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Learn More About Xcentric Mold & Engineering

April 9, 2018

We’ve seen a need out there for the product developers to help get their parts to market quickly…where our specialty is helping the customer get through the prototype stage and ramping them into production. Hi, I’m Brendan Weaver from Xcentric Mold & Engineering and we specialize in Real Fast Custom Parts. What does Xcentric do? […]

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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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Resolved to Be a Better Design Engineer in 2018

March 3, 2018

Utilizing our Advanced Mold Making System and Proprietary Process Engine will allow you to add design features you thought weren’t possible and receive parts faster than you thought was probable. If you are ready, we can provide a quote on your latest project within hours.  Get a Quote We’d love to hear about your latest […]

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Learn More About Injection Molding with These Animations

February 10, 2018

You’ve likely read about and understand injection molding (if you haven’t, go here).  But there may be some terminology that you just need to visualize.  Watch what insert molding, overmolding and undercuts are all about and how you can utilize these injection molding features to help with your part design. What is an Undercut? What […]

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The Difference Between Moldability and Manufacturability

January 24, 2018

The difference between moldability and manufacturability may seem subtle, but the reality is that understanding it better can have an impact on your part development. What is Moldability? Moldability refers to how well the mold of your part will conform to being injected with molten plastic. Once your mold has been created from your design, a good injection […]

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3 Advantages of a Fast Development Cycle

December 17, 2017

Three Advantages of a fast development cycle. Product Sales Life Cycle – A product introduced sooner does not become obsolete sooner, instead it prolongs the sales life cycle. Generally, for every month added to the front of the sales (getting product to market), it will add a month of sales life to the back. Increased […]

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3 Types of Manufacturers and Why it’s Critical to Select the Right One

December 2, 2017

Choosing a competent vendor to help you produce your part is a critical step for the success of your project.  Let’s examine some of the different types of vendors currently available to source from. Conventional Manufacturing Conventional manufacturing is Unless your design is highly niched, extra large in size or requires more than 100,000 parts run at […]

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