Design for Manufacturability (DFM), or more specifically analysis of a part design for its suitability to being injection molded, is performed to achieve the following:
- Minimize Tooling Costs
- Reduce Design Changes
- Expedite the Manufacturing Process
- Ensure Part Quality
Xcentric performs a manufacturability analysis on each injection molding project. Upon receiving a quote request and an appropriate 3D design file, we will perform an initial analysis to be sure that the requested component is an appropriate candidate for injection molding.
However, in some instances modifications are needed to accommodate the fundamental requirements of good injection molding practice. In these cases, we discuss with clients suggested improvements to the design, or measures we may need to take in the production process, prior to initiating the mold production process. This provides our customers with cost savings by minimizing tooling costs and design changes up front, and reduces overall project time.
Design Tips: Design For Manufacturability Best Practices
To learn tips for designing for the injection molding process, please download our Design for Manufacturability ebook below. If you have questions regarding current or future projects, please contact Xcentric any time.Start Your Quote
What is the difference between moldability and manufacturability
Though subtle, the differences between moldability and manufacturability can have an impact when designing parts for the plastic injection molding process. In this post we will explain the differences and provide resources for following injection molding best practices.
Designing for Manufacturability
Some things to consider moving forward toward manufacturing is the time and effort put into designing your part for manufacturability
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Xcentric has served the quick-turn, plastic injection molding industry. With the advancement of in-house technologies, we now offer CNC Machining, Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Services in addition to our core injection molding service.Start Your Quote