Rutland Plastics has joined forces with Eureka to produce a Design for Plastic Injection Moulding Webinar covering various areas of plastic injection moulding design. Stuart Johnston talks with Eureka Editor Paul Fanning to discuss several aspects of injection moulding design.
This webinar includes information on mould tools, specifically the choice of material. There is a section covering which thermoplastics are suited to which applications, including case studies. Design for economy and the environment is also discussed including the use of bioplastics. The session concludes with an overview of common defects and how to overcome them.
Here at Rutland Plastics, we work in partnership with our customers from initial design concept, through the injection moulding design stage using 3D CAD and Moldex3D to the making of the injection mould tool. All through that process, we share our expertise and experience with our customers and together we optimise the choice of plastic material, physical shape, ease of production, cost and performance. We have developed an interactive design guide to help the design stage of your injection moulding project.
Design for manufacture using the injection moulding process requires a certain approach with the objective being to design products so that they are easily and economically manufactured saving on cost, raw material and energy consumption in their production. We advocate that you take the opportunity to tap into this support early in the design process as it helps de-risk the project and thus avoids costlier modifications later. Contact us for more information and we will be happy to talk through your design and manufacturing requirements.