Browsing Posts tagged plastic injection molding

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ever wonder what the best gate type is for the design you are working on?  Yes, many other has wondered the same thing.  Well, there is a great site out there to help explain what the different gate types are.  It covers injection molding gate types from simple sprue gate all the way to a [...]

One of the ways that companies have been able to reduce lead times for new injection molds is to use quick change mold systems.  This typically means that there is a common mold frame that is stationary in the molding machine and the only part being constructed is the core and cavity inserts.  This system creates [...]