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We got a great response to last month’s money saving tips post. For this month, we wanted to provide you with 3 easy steps to ensure the success of your next tooling project. Step 1: Get a Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Analysis Most tool shops have the ability to provide some form of Design for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. A living hinge is a thin flexible web of material that holds two rigid plastic pieces together. The living hinge concept has been around for years [...]