Weighing the advantages of high definition features of micromolding with simpler 3-D printed designs.
Multi-material molding, a process whereby at least one melt processible material is bonded with at least one other material to produce a single, molded component, allows designers to optimize material properties and costs, eliminate assembly processes, and even invent ground-breaking products that could not be manufactured otherwise.
Prototyping is expensive. But creative construction and use of prototypes can dramatically improve the development process and save the development team a significant amount of time and money.
Micro molding is has been debated over last number of years, and while size certainly plays a part in defining what it is, other aspects like precision, complexity and details involved are more the drivers for micromolding techniques.
The fifth thing we think everyone should know about micro-molding is more of a philosophy than it’s a process. Keep driving!
We continue our discussion on the five key components of micro-molding, with a focus on Prototyping this week (read more articles on Micro-molding here). Here again is another potential barrier you may face when developing parts for micro-molding. Prototyping as you know is a regular part of any design process. There are also many different…
Don’t let material selection keep you from your ideal part design. In some cases, it might just not be a problem at all.
There has been a sharp increase in regulatory oversight in the medical device industry. If your manufacturing requirements aren’t specific enough, your contract manufacturer might unknowingly make a problematic substitution. Which requirements are most important for your product? This week’s Ask the Engineer addresses material types, critical features and measurement methods.