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Injection molding is the most common manufacturing method for producing plastic parts in the world. The purpose of these parts can range from a picture frame that is never touched to a gear that is used in a moving assembly every day. Many times, the stiffness of a part must increase due to the load [...]

By definition, an injection molding gate is an orifice through which the molten plastic is injected into the mold. The type and size of the gate plays a very significant role in the process of injection molding. Gate Types There are two types of gates available for injection molding; manually trimmed and automatically trimmed gates. [...]

Each injection mold design must have a gate, or an opening that allows the molten plastic to be injected into the cavity of the mold.  Gate design and location can have a drastic affect on your part that could result in incorrect parts and/or significant cost increase to fix your tools.The Affects of Gate LocationGate [...]

Have you ever wanted to create the look of a different material on a plastic part? Plastic parts not only benefit from designs that are pleasing to the eye, but they also benefit from the way a part feels when handled. Depending on the application, you may want your part to be as smooth as [...]

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 [...]

The Game Gripper is a hand-held instrument used to convert the Motorola Droid keyboard into one of the best performing gaming handsets on the market. The device fits over the phone and comes with custom buttons that align to the keyboard perfectly, dramatically enhancing the gaming experience while using the Droid handset. Hyrum Fairbanks, the [...]

Injection molding is the manufacturing process that is responsible for producing most of the plastic parts that we come in contact with each day.  The injection molding process is capable of producing a wide range of    designs; however, it is a long one that does not allow for easy changes.  It is for this reason [...]

So what is Design for Manufacturing? Why do I care? These are a couple questions we hear in the development phase of a new product.  The brief description according to wikipedia.com is that DFM is the general engineering art of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The basic idea exists in [...]

Quickparts.com (www.quickparts.com) has launched a new video series starring Johnny Quickparts. He will be sharing his adventures in product development. Johnny is the star engineer in Better Be Running! Tools to Drive Design Success, an “almost” best selling book on product development and manufacturing. A video series with a common character is a very unique [...]

Have you ever been frustrated with those critical features that other quick turn injection molding companies told you were too small to produce? Quickparts utilizes the EDM process to produce the small features and sharp corners desired for many injection molded parts.What is EDM?Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a machining method primarily used for hard [...]