Having a beautiful 3D printed prototype or computer design doesn’t mean it will come out of injection molding perfectly formed. One common mistake that people make is by having size variations that are too drastic for the injection process to handle.
But don’t give up hope! There are several ways you can fix your product if you’ve already designed it with some major size differences.
Throughout this series, I’m going to be using some injection molding terms, so I want you to understand exactly what I mean.
- A-Side & B-Side
- Ejector Pins
- Knit Lines
Why should you be concerned about how to design for injection molding? All you want is a few prototypes 3D printed. You don’t want to deal with the time and added expense of creating a mold.
The reason is simple: if you ever want to go into production, you need to design your part with injection molding in mind.
Choosing a company you can trust to make your prototype can be hard. You have to leave control of your design in someone else’s hands and that can be scary. We understand that and we want to help. Here are seven reasons why you can (and should) trust us to produce your design…
When you request a quote from RevPart, your uploaded files are reviewed by one of our highly skilled engineers. They take every aspect of your design into consideration as they decide how RevPart can best help you. If you’re ready to send in a design, there are a few things you can do to optimize a quote for our engineers.
1. Look at your competition to see how their product looks and functions.
Don’t forget that you want to make your product better than theirs, not rip off their idea. Don’t steal from them. Use them to improve.
If you find a flaw in their design, make that your strongest feature.