How to find the right partner
Precision injection molding ensures a molded component is repeatable every time, from lot to lot, regardless of the annual production volumes. However, not every molder provides the same level of experience or awareness and is able to fully embrace the use of scientific molding principles in the pursuit of the highest quality parts. There are several critical factors that need to be considered for success including choosing the right partner who understands the entire development process, can participate in the part design and the material selection, and can properly manage the tool design.
Choosing the right manufacturing partner is an important first step in creating a quality molded product. A manufacturer that specializes in precision molding with in-depth knowledge of tooling and the molding process, can reduce development costs and prevent delays in product release.
A knowledgeable molding partner can assess manufacturability and make suggestions for how to revise the model to improve tooling conditions. Beyond the 3D geometry, the part drawing holds the key to success of the manufacturer. Establishing proper datum schemes, applying tolerances that grow with feature size, and specifying characteristics that are attainable will help keep project costs and timelines in control.
Selecting the right resin is another critical factor for production of precision parts. A partner knowledgeable in the properties of all types of thermoplastics can facilitate the early selection of a material that is properly suite to each part and device.
A good partner will consider the customers short- and long-term sales goals and will recommend an appropriate tooling plan which may involve true prototype tools to aide in part-design verification; bridge tools to allow fully qualified entry to market without high capital costs; and/or multi-cavity tools to ensure production volumes or price targets can be met.
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