Design for manufacture and test
When you involve your injection moulder early in the development cycle, your objectives can be understood and the development process is more likely to result in a better finished product. Avoiding delays and reducing risks for costly design changes can mean that your product gets to market faster than your competitors.
Design optimisation is complex
- Material options and consequences
- Critical tolerances
- Sink marks and cosmetic surface
- Steel safe – areas for snap fits, interlocking parts, etc
- Gate location – part geometry based on gate design
- Shut-off angles
- Draft angle orientation
- Texturing and draft
- Scheduling of critical start-up phases
- Secondary operations and fixtures
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) describes the process of designing or engineering a product to reduce its manufacturing costs, allowing potential problems to be fixed in the design phase which is the least expensive place to address them. However, DFM is in reality a four step approach to plastic part design optimisation.
Design for Manufacturing - design for functionality - design for assembly - and finally design for sustainability.
Using and integrating technologies supporting the plastic injection moulding DFM process is challenging. It involves communication and collaboration between moulder, OEM and customer, across many different disciplines.
Plastic part design optimisation is complex as it involves working directly and collaboratively with customers’ design and quality engineers. Understanding the products design needs, through mould making to production as well as secondary operations such as printing, welding and heat staking.
Tex Plastics has a proven track record in providing its customers with the One-Stop shop solution for its new product needs. We will work in partnership with our customers to assist in the design and development of the parts required.Find Out More
Working with you to understand how and where your plastic part will be used will give us the factors to consider when reviewing your needs. Cost, durability, surface finish, environment, strength, and flexibility are probably the key criteria to be considered.Find Out More
Our experienced design team saves you time and money, by using 3D CAD design technology to produce accurate components and efficient manufacturing cycles.Find Out More