Our good friends at Form Loves Function have published a great design checklist for when designing injection moulded parts. The list is such a great starting point for this process that I thought I would publish it as an educational resource on Embody 3D. I commend the Form Loves Function website to our readers it is certainly worth checking out! Please see the below original article below by Big Joe.
Article by Form Loves Function – 24.06.2010
Designing plastic parts is deceptively complicated. There are many factors to consider along with the obvious part function, performance, and cosmetic requirements. The checklist below outlines most of the important factors affecting performance and cost for any given application. Not all of these items will be applicable to every part you design, but going through this list will undoubtedly give you a better understanding of your part and what it needs to do. This understanding will undoubtedly help you make changes to optimize the part design.
It’s a long list but don’t let that dissuade you. Every item on the list will affect part cost and performance.
Injection Molded Plastic Part Design Checklist (in no particular order):
This list is intended to be a starting point for plastic part design and is not a comprehensive design guide. Your part in your specific application may have requirements not listed here. If that’s the case, please leave a comment. We would love to hear about it.
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