Tag - dfm

Automation, Plus the Human Touch

It’s true that our automated quotation system gives you an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molding project. It’s also true that once your project has launched, you can track your project status online through the same system. But sometimes you need to talk to somebody about your project – you may want advice on a draft angle or wall thickness, for example. That’s where our knowledgeable Project Engineers come in. They’re here to walk you through any design for moldability [...]

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Project Management System and Discussion Board

Once we launch your plastic injection molding project, the same online system you used to get your quote becomes a project management platform. Our project management system is your portal to track the status of your injection molding project. An important feature of the system is the integrated online discussion board, which allows you to communicate with your project manager and mold engineer. Your project notes and timing milestones are all together in one place, on one platform, so everyone [...]

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Instant Quotes and Design Feedback

Why wait days, or even hours, for a plastic injection molding quote when you can get one instantly? Our online quotation system is the only one like it in the plastic injection molding industry. You simply upload the 3D CAD model of your part, specify the quantity, material and other options, and within 30 seconds you see your tooling cost and piece price. In addition to being automated, it is interactive. You can change the material or part quantity, [...]

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Moldability Feedback For Your Injection Molding Project

Our interactive quotation system gives you an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molding project, so you know your cost right away. Then, when your project launches, we will provide you with a detailed Design For Manufacturability (DFM) report. The DFM will point out any design features that may cause issues with your part. But prior to getting to this stage, you may have questions about the manufacturability of your part for the injection molding process, and that’s where the [...]

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Get Moldability Advice From Our Project Engineers

It’s true that our automated quotation system gives you an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molding project. It’s also true that once your project has launched, you can track your project status online through the same system. But sometimes you need to speak to someone about the moldability of your parts – advice on a draft angle or wall thickness, for example. That’s where our knowledgeable Project Engineers come in. They’re here to walk you through any design for [...]

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A Word on Designing For Manufacturability

In plastic injection molding, some part features must be designed a certain way, or problems can occur that result in undesirable appearance or functionality. For instance, bosses can be used in a part to attach it to another part. Design a boss wrong, and you could have thick sections that lead to sink marks. To help you avoid sink and other potential pitfalls in plastic part design, our Plastic Part Design Guidelines resource provides tips on Designing For Manufacturability (DFM). These [...]

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