Product development process through injection mold design
Please take a look at the behind-the-scenes video of the product design process from design to injection molding.
This video shows the development of the product we produced using the prototype injection mold.
The video shows how the product has reached the engineering, tools and finally production stages in the design and prototype stages.
This was one of the projects I thought we might be able to do on a Fortus FDM device
We produce our own, but in the final cost estimate, we were still able to make a prototype injection mold and
Produce several thousand pieces at a cost of less than 500 pieces.
Directly on our FDM device. Digital production is the wave of the future.
The FDM device we use is very similar in technology to the FDM 3D printers that are very common today.
However, this device is a more powerful and powerful device that is designed for faster, more accurate and higher resolution than a 3D printer.
The purpose of this machine is to produce parts that can be used in production.
The parts print very quickly and the image resolution is excellent, but the surface is certainly not the same as the injected parts.
I thought that with the small number required to work, this would be an ideal option for digital production
But in the end we were still able to make a prototype injection mold at a lower cost.
I believe that over time, the cost of digital production will decrease and printing such a job will be more cost-effective.
It would be the prototype injection molding tool, but at this time the injection molding prototype was the preferred method of production over digital printing.
Make sure you use the right materials.
Did you know that there are hundreds of plastics (let alone other materials) that can be injected?
It is important to consider which work you want a particular piece to do and which material is best suited to accomplish this.
Should a piece be flexible or rigid?
Is it exposed to heat or extreme temperature deviations?
How does the safety factor affect the materials required for the design?
It is a common mistake to assume that an advanced and advanced material uses the right materials
, But if its good features are not relevant to your project, it is basically useless
It is – and generally may cost more.
For example, why use 40% glass nylon when polyethylene does the trick well?
The best material for injection molding is one that fits your needs and is generally not a better material.
Specify where processes can be integrated.
Many secondary processes are involved in the production of a part from the beginning.
Such processes (such as custom inserts, label printing, painting, etc.) can be time consuming because
It requires extensive settings – and in the form of injections, time is money.
All of this extra cost – and when it could have been saved with better production management – would ultimately increase the cost of the part.
The best way is to try to combine all these processes into one powerful process.
Like many industries, the injection molding industry is full of small, medium and large companies.
Depending on your project, one or the other may be more appropriate.
Smaller companies generally offer more flexibility and lower costs, while prices may increase with larger companies due to more overhead, higher wages, and sometimes advanced technology.
In general, it is best to choose a company that has experience in formatting your product type, as this will save time in project research and development. Remember that bigger and more expensive does not necessarily equate to better quality.
The creative mechanisms of the company are not injection molding, but over the years, we have a reliable network of
We have created high quality and responsive manufacturing companies that have helped turn ideas into reality.
Molding operations are rarely personal projects or projects that produce a small number.
In the R&D phase alone, some projects produce hundreds or thousands of prototypes, as there are many benefits to experimentation and feedback.
When the product enters the production stage, the most important thing is to be able to mold as many parts as possible in one shot.
Production molds should also have as many holes as possible without compromising the quality of the parts.
In a competitive market, a product must be the best and at the same time affordable.
That’s why it is recommended to produce as many pieces as possible – because
It splits the start-up cost into more parts, leaving you with a lower price for each part.
You can now sell your product in a competitive market.
In mold design, such as bulk production, it is useful if you can produce as many parts as possible in one shot.
To design the mold, it is also very important to be able to pull out the plastic product quickly and be ready for the next blows without wasting movement.
Rods, an air blast, or a plate are commonly used to exit the injection mold.
Every second in the injection molding process turns into money, so it is very important to reduce the molding mechanisms to a minimum and as soon as possible.
A design and engineering company that is familiar with the nuances of injection molding creates components that help design the optimal mold.
With optimal product design, you can save a considerable amount of money, especially on material consumption.
For example, using ribs and wood to reinforce a product saves on materials
It also ensures a uniform wall thickness of the product that is neither too thin nor too thick.
It is also important to include a proper draft, as it will take the product out of the mold quickly and save you time and money.
If you need a mechanism in the product, a small number of them can be selected.
Many of them can be incorporated into the molding process without the need for secondary or machining processes.
Some mechanisms, such as live hinges, take advantage of the properties of the material used to mold the plastic.
These mechanisms can be made directly from the molding process versus spending extra time and money on other processes such as stamping.
From initial design to prototype and final product, creative mechanisms can be considered
Get a cost-effective injection mold to make your idea a reality.
We are a design and engineering company with experience in product design in various industries and a strategic network of
We have set up injection molding companies to complete the process.
Product development process through injection mold design.
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