Injection molding requires more upfront investment than other technologies, but the cost-per-part greatly lowers as you produce in higher volumes. There are also ways to injection mold more efficiently and avoid errors that can incur extra costs.
Optimizing your injection molding project
Protolabs has put together 7 tried and tested ways to optimize the moldability of your design and get the most of the manufacturing process. They include expert tips on achieving the ideal wall thickness, strategically designing undercuts and using multi-cavity molds to produce larger numbers of plastic parts simultaneously.
More ways to improve designs for injection molded parts
For further reading, find out about estimating the costs of injection molding, everything you need to know about designing draft angles, and an illustrated guide to avoiding common defects when producing molded parts.
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