Is it REALLY Necessary to Change Your Part Design?Jeremy Losek
Customers frequently tell us that they went to another injection molder first, only to be told that they had to redesign their part.
It’s important to understand the difference between needing to change a design for moldability, versus the manufacturer requiring changes just to fit their moldmaking capabilities.
At ICOMold, we provide feedback to our customers on moldability issues like draft angles and wall thickness. These are universal requirements that every injection molder has. (Visit the Design Guidelines page on our website for moldability design tips).
But here’s the difference: Since we offer a choice of hardened steel molds in addition to aluminum molds, we can accommodate your part geometry requirements and part design changes more easily. Some of our competitors, on the other hand, may tell you that you have to make additional design changes, but in reality it’s just to accommodate their moldmaking method.
Contact one of our project engineers today to learn more about the differences in designing for moldability versus designing for manufacturing methods.