Injection Moulding Design For Manufacture

Getting the best results is about correct design and manufacture of the injection mould tool that forms the part, on the correct choice of material and correct use of the injection moulding machine.

24th February 2020

Winning new business through Design For Manufacture capabilities

Tex Plastics have a highly regarded technical engineering team, ensuring our clients get the opportunity to enhance their plastic components physical, aesthetic and performance qualities. This is because, when designing a new tooling solution our technical team work closely with the clients and their product designers. Working collaboratively the objective is clear – how do we make this product better in the most efficient way? The process is called Design For Manufacture (DFM).

DFM – removing waste, designing in benefits

The technical engineering team can make the moulding work efficiently without engagement of the customer, but this isn’t how Tex Plastics work. Through a challenging process, where the product is scrutinised for finish, strength, weight and performance etc, the team work with customers to explore how the plastic component can be incrementally improved across all critical aspects of its future use. This means that the cost of manufacture is a key area, the cycle times, polymers selected, manufacturing and assembly processes are all considered first. 

Every winning team focuses on the incremental changes or marginal gains

Smart sporting teams know that small changes, over time, provide the best results. The theory of marginal gains is based upon – if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into how your product competes with competitors; and then improved each element by 1%, you would achieve a significant aggregated increase in performance. Tex Plastics help customers review everything about a plastic component when designing tooling.

Find out how we can help you drive waste out of your plastics injection moulded parts and associated supply chain