Webinars - Xcentric Mold & Engineering



Designing for Plastics

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 1pm

Join Xcentric Mold & Engineering and Amco Polymers for this educational webinar that focuses on designing for plastics. Material selection and features incorporated into your part will have a direct effect on the plastic injection molding process and final part quality. In this webinar, you will learn how to design part features like:

  • – Draft Angles
  • – Wall Thickness
  • – Fillets and Radii
  • – Bosses
  • – Ribs
  • – Holes
  • – Shrinkage
  • – Gating
  • – Vents
  • – Knit Lines

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Injection Molding Complex Parts


Adding Undercut and Side Action Complexities without Sacrificing Speed


A side action is used to help solve part designs that contain undercuts in the injection molding process. They allow design features like interlocking snaps and housing ports to be successfully molded. While undercuts add cost, they allow design engineers to keep the functionality of the designs intent.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • – Requirements for successfully molding with undercuts
  • – Challenges you may face when incorporating undercuts into your design
  • – Tips and tricks for using undercuts

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Webinar - Insert Molding

Insert Molding

Meeting Time to Market Deadlines with Complex Insert Molding


Insert Molding can help reduce assembly and enhance your design by allowing custom inserts to be encapsulated directly into the plastic part.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • – Design specs that allow your inserts to be properly encapsulated
  • – Plastic and Metal material considerations for good insert molding
  • – How to add complexity to your design beyond standard inserts

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Webinar - Overmolding


Design Considerations to Successfully Manufacture Complex Overmolds


Overmolding is a great injection molded feature you can utilize in your design to capture color contrasts, add flexibility or eliminate assembly. Take advantage of this feature by learning how to design your part for overmolding.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • – How to set up your design for complex overmolding
  • – Material evaluation and best practices for proper adhesion
  • – Feature specifications to consider for good overmolds

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