Month: July 2021

Mold Engineering Design consideration for Plastic Injection Molding

The core and cavity are often referenced as the Aand B sides or top and bottom halves of a mold. A core-cavity approach to part design can savemanufacturing time and money and improve theoverall part cosmetics.Let’s say you’re designing a simple box. When draft is applied to the outside and inside surfaces in the same mold half, you create a very deep rib that is difficult to manufacture and increases tooling costs.

Plastic Prototyping Manufacturing Methods

Design is a matter of balance: weight vs. strength, cost vs. quality, speed vs. accuracy. As development progresses, prototyping is an essential part of the balancing process, and prototyping itself presents the designer with choices, all of which should be part of a designer’s “toolkit.”