Checking for the “Molding Trinity” can save you time and headaches on your next design project and only requires tools that are already available in most CAD software.
Injection-molded parts have specific design requirements to ensure the successful manufacturing outcomes. The major metrics of success are if a final part can be manufactured and if the final part matches the 3D model and print.
To design a part well, you must first understand the injection molding process. A part is created by injecting molten plastic into a tool cavity at very high pressures, where it then hardens to its final shape. The mold opens, the hardened part is released, and the process is repeated. This process may repeat up to 100,000 times with each part taking only a few seconds to form. The injection molding cycle is run quickly and repeatedly to manufacture parts at production volumes. When it […]
Texas Prototype is a full-service concept to production service company offering concept review, design consultancy, material selection, prototyping, and low volume production.
A division of Texas Injection Molding, we understand the requirements of high-volume manufacturing and offer design for manufacturing experience to ensure cost-effective manufacturable products as product designs are delivered from prototype to high volume production.