What to Consider When Designing Injection Molds to Spec
Creating parts that are both in specification and dimensionally capable is not an easy task. Here are a few areas to consider that can help improve the design and build of an injection mold.
Creating parts that are both in specification and dimensionally capable is not an easy task. Mold designers often struggle with qualifying parts for their customers before monetary transactions can occur.
Complex shapes present a multitude of challenges for molders and mold makers alike. Often, the largest concern of mold designers or mold makers is to ensure the parts are within specification. However, there is more to the project than just being “in spec,” it involves taking into consideration part design, required tolerances and qualifications, material selection and potential process changes.
For products or parts to be validated, they typically must pass a capability study with a process capability index (Cpk) of 1.33 or 1.67. But what does this mean to the mold designer or mold maker? READ MORE.