[Infographic] 9 boss design tips for plastic parts
Bosses are protruding features on parts. They are frequently used as a point of attachment or assembly. Often, they are designed as cylindrical projections with holes that are designed to accept screws, threaded inserts or other types of fastening hardware.
Because bosses are often subjected to loadings not encountered in other sections of a component, they must be designed to be strong yet functional. They can also create several molding issues, such as voids, which must be avoided.
Using these nine tips as a general guideline for designing bosses will help you improve the quality of your plastic part designs. An efficient design increases the quality and longevity of both product and mold and facilitates cost-effective fabrication.