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Part Design Guidelines for the Plastic Injection Molding Process

For design engineers who are new to designing for plastic injection molding, there can be a knowledge gap in making sure the CAD model is properly designed for this manufacturing process. There are certain, very specific design features that must be considered in the design stage in order to avoid moldability issues that can produce undesirable results in the molded parts. If they’re not considered from the beginning of the design process, and they’re not discovered until the Design For [...]

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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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Design For Moldability vs. Process Limitations

Some customers tell us that they went to another plastic injection molder first, only to be told that they had to redesign their part, or even that their part could not be injection molded. Sometimes it’s true – their part can’t be molded, or needs design changes to conform to Design For Moldability (DFM) requirements for issues like draft angle or wall thickness. These are universal requirements that every injection molder has. The Design Guidelines page of our website highlights [...]

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Is it REALLY Necessary to Change Your Part Design?

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 [...]

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Design Guidelines for Plastic Part Moldability

Need a boss in your part so it can attach to another part? Did you know there are correct ways and incorrect ways to design a boss? 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 to help you avoid design mistakes that can lead to surface material and structural flaws in the [...]

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