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Diversified Plastics on design for manufacturing

4th June 2020
Alex Lynn

Diversified Plastics has released a new whitepaper titled ‘Design for Manufacturing Yields Better Profits and Shortens Time to Market’. This whitepaper explores how parts intended for plastic-injection moulding, simple or complex, can greatly benefit from optimisations found during the design for manufacturing (DfM) process.

“Working with an experienced plastic-injection molding and tooling production partner during the design phase can streamline the process,” said Mark Gremmels, director of operations of Diversified Plastics. “DfM helps avoid costly pitfalls and time-consuming iterations, allowing for a quicker time to market.” 

This whitepaper provides information about a few key DfM topics that can offer immediate benefits, including material selection, wall thickness, corner radii, draft angles and mould-flow analysis. It summarises performance requirement considerations for selecting the right material for a part as well as design techniques to avoid warping, and cosmetic issues.

Additionally, it discusses structural strength benefits of optimised wall transitions with sufficient radii. You will also gain an understanding of how mould-flow analysis, performed by subject-matter experts, can proactively address manufacturability problem areas.

Download the whitepaper here

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