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Design for injection molding

Injection molding is repeatable, reliable and highly efficient. It's often the best manufacturing solution for creating hundreds and thousands of parts, and the go-to for mass production. Learning how to optimize designs for injection molding will help you reduce costs, manufacture parts faster and ensure better consistency across production runs.

What is GD&T? How to reduce manufacturing errors and improve quality
What is Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and how is it used? This article explores the basics of how and when to use GD&T to get the best results out of custom part manufacturing.
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How to avoid common defects in injection molding
What are the most common defects in the injection molding process and how do you avoid them? This article provides six essential design tips for avoid production defects while reducing the cost and lead time of your molded parts.
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Injection Molding SPI surface finishes
What’s the best SPI surface finish for your injection molded part?
What SPI surface finishes does Hubs have for injection molding custom parts? Check out the standard SPI mold finishes we offer and our material recommendations to get the most out of injection molding.
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What is design for manufacturability (DFM)?
Design for manufacturing (DFM) means taking a design-first approach to manufacturing. In this article, we look at the overall DFM process, the necessary steps for a successful outcome, examples of DFM done right and how to get the most out of your own processes.
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Hubs hacks: 11 tips and tricks for using Hubs
Here are our favorite features to help you get the most out of Hubs.
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How to design parts for Injection Molding
How do you design parts for injection molding?
How do you optimize part design for injection molding? This complete guide to designing for injection molding provides basic and advanced design tips, including guidelines for creating snap-fits, living hinges and undercuts, and accounting for optimial surface finishes.
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Injection Molding SPI surface finishes
Why is draft angle design essential for injection molding?
Why is it important to design draft angles for injection molding custom parts? This article covers why draft angles are essential and how to design them better to get the most out of your injection molding designs.
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