When you’re making a part using injection molding, plastic choice is a vital step in the process. There are many factors to consider, like strength or color, when you’re picking a plastic for your part.
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.