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The Advantages of Design for Manufacturing

Nov. 18, 2020
This white paper explores how parts intended for plastic-injection molding, simple or complex, can greatly benefit from optimizations found during the design for manufacturing (DfM) process.

This white paper provides information about a few key DfM topics that can offer immediate benefits, including material selection, wall thickness, corner radii, draft angles, and mold-flow analysis. It summarizes performance requirement considerations for selecting the right material for a part as well as design techniques to avoid warping and cosmetic issues. Additionally, it discusses the structural strength benefits of optimized wall transitions with sufficient radii. You will also gain an understanding of how mold-flow analysis, performed by subject-matter experts, can proactively address manufacturability problem areas.