DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY (PART 1)
If the part is not used in isolation then consideration must be made of assembly with other plastic or non-plastic parts. Methods of assembly include adhesive, welding, snap-fit, etc and can be manual or by automated process. It is possible to combine several features/parts into a single moulding as well as adding threaded or other inserts. It is also necessary to consider other post-moulding operations such as painting or printing.