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.
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
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.