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.
The three-dimensional flexagons of the Protogami create a continual kaleidocycle that exposes a different set of triangular faces with each turn of its living hinges. This design aid lets product designers and engineers see commonly used plastic materials moulded in a range of different surface finishes.
This design aid shows the mechanics of how the A-Side and B-Side of a tool work together during the injection moulding process to create plastic parts. The Demo Mould demonstrates the functionality of side-actions, sprues and runners, ejector pins and plates, and the relationship between core and cavity. It helps those new to injection moulding easily visualise the process and is a great teaching device for educators
The Torus is filled with complexities: bayonets, text on ribs, gears, bump-offs, clip cams, and more. We created this design aid to illustrate that intricate part features can still be achieved through rapid manufacturing processes. The Torus has a trio of interconnected sections, each highlighting features that serve various purposes in part design.
The Resin Puzzle includes real samples of nine widely-used resins that cover a broad range of applications. Register today to receive your free Resin Puzzle. Assembly, however, is required (and good luck with that)