Posts Tagged 'part design'
Many parts manufacturers think of mold flow analysis as just another box to check in the process of developing a new plastic part. They rely on the software to generate and provide insights, or potentially, confirmation bias. However, without experienced professionals interpreting the data and using it to drive design choices, it has limited value. …Read More
What do you need to know to successfully design and produce high-quality, highly-engineered plastic parts? Here are five inter-related variables you need to keep in mind: part design, material selection, mold design, molding presses and production processes. The right combination of them can increase your odds of success with your next plastic injection molding project.…Read More
All the high-tech tools in the world are useless – unless you take an enlightened approach to apply them to improve your products, processes and how you anticipate and solve problems. A case in point is mold flow analysis (MFA).Read More
Scientific injection molding (SIM) is a systematic process of evaluating a polymer’s viscous flow and solidification in a molded design to maximize physical properties and dimensional stability. This process is ideal for complex plastic parts but can be applied to any molding project. Our informative eGuide examines the benefits scientific injection molding, outlines the five…Read More
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,…Read More
The benefits of using injection molding to manufacture parts are limitless. A process that givenew possibilities to the volume, efficiency, quality, and affordability of part production, injection molding has proven noteworthy and versatile. However, when design concepts are hastened or ill-planned, problems such as inferior part quality, manufacturing delays, and unplanned cost overruns can arise.Read More