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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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Material Selection – A Primer for Injection Molding

November 15, 2017

Your choice of material becomes more critical the closer you are to production. The same material used in each of the manufacturing process will produce different results. For instance, a part 3D printed in ABS will have very different strength and finish properties compared to a part machined via CNC. This is due to the process being […]

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White Paper: The Smart Guide to Designing for Manufacturability

October 1, 2017

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The Importance of Design for Manufacturability

July 27, 2017

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is the proactive process of designing a part to meet the specifications of the chosen manufacturing process used to produce that part. No longer can a product engineer design a part for fit and function only. Product Engineers are also expected to understand the manufacturing process and incorporate those parameters into […]

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