When designing for injection molding, it’s the little details that can mess up the design. Even simple elements like sharp corners and text or images can cause problems.
Two very important features of injection molded parts are clips and hinges. They can be the cornerstone of your product, so it’s important to design them well.
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.