Browsing Posts tagged Basics of injection molding design

Here at Quickparts, we are in constant contact with engineers, mold makers, machinists, and other self-proclaimed experts of the manufacturing industry. Over the years, our molding lexicon has grown tremendously – to a “molding urban dictionary” of sorts. Listed below are some of the most common terms that frequent our ears daily. What did we [...]

What do a leather wallet and a ketchup bottle cap have in common? You got it…they both implement the living hinge to bring the object to life through movement. When speaking in terms of manufacturing, a living hinge is a thin flexible web of material that holds two rigid plastic pieces together. The living hinge [...]

As plastic product designs become more complex, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) plays an instrumental role in successfully launching new products on time and under budget.  Our DFM service allows customers to take advantage of the vast manufacturing experience and knowledge of the dedicated Quickparts manufacturing team.  This service (valued at $300) is offered free of [...]

I hope the end of the year is treating you well. We have had a few conversations with customers recently regarding shut off angles, and I wanted to get one final post out to everyone this year to briefly discuss the subject. A shut off angle is where two parts of the mold shut against each [...]

Last month’s design tips discussed how draft angles are specific to each part that is built.  This month we will look at some standard injection mold resins and some of the properties that they possess. When deciding which molding resin to use, one must consider the mechanical properties, molding properties, and cost of the resin selected [...]

Designing plastic parts is a complex task involving many factors that address a list of requirements of the application. “How is the part to be used?” “How does it fit to other parts in the assembly?” “What loads will it experience in use?” In addition to functional and structural issues, processing issues play a large [...]