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 molding process needs to account for how well plastic can fill that mold cavity. From material selection to mold complexity, there are many factors that will determine whether the part you designed is capable of accepting this process. Certain features in your part design like undercuts and threading, can be tricky to mold correctly and consistently. These can cause problems like knit lines, warp and flash.