Learn about the design elements, materials, and surface finishes of injection-moulded parts by registering for our free design aids.
One of the best ways to learn about our injection moulding process is to have an actual plastic part in your hands to explore. That’s why we created the Design Cube, which shows part features that are too thin or too thick, bad bosses, right and wrong ribs, and other considerations to be mindful of while designing parts for injection moulding.
We stock numerous thermoplastic resins and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) materials. Each one is suitable for specific part applications and industries, so our pocket-sized IM Material Selector is a useful reference guide to help you choose the right material for your project.
Explore the technologies that are frequently used in digital manufacturing. Compare processes, material options and find out how digital manufacturing can fit into every stage of the product life cycle.
Read about the various techniques used to achieve well-designed injection-moulded parts accompanied by detailed illustrations that can bring clarity to a sometimes complicated process.
Our 3DP Material Selector lists specific measurements like resolution, tensile strength and hardness to ensure you have the most suitable material and additive manufacturing process for your part’s application.
Our CNC Material Selector lists specific measurements like heat deflection, tensile strength and hardness to identify the most suitable material for your part’s application, along with its suitability for milling and turning.
Learn about injection moulding materials, surface finish options, incorporating draft, avoiding sink and more. It's a valuable resource that can potentially save you development time and production cost.
Learn more about our Design for Manufacturability software, CAD files, application engineers, prototyping processes and selecting your material. It’s a valuable resource that can support you through the early design process.