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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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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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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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Designing for Manufacturability

October 21, 2017

Some things to consider moving forward toward manufacturing is the time and effort put into designing your part for manufacturability. As your project makes its way through the progression of its development, your original model may need to be altered to fit the manufacturing process. As we have shown, each process has different accuracy and resolution […]

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