Design for Mouldability Toolkit
Get in-depth design advice to optimise your plastic parts for injection moulding. Designing with mouldability in mind can accelerate production time and reduce production costs
Optimising Part Design for Moulding
There are many design elements involved when creating plastic parts for injection moulding—design for cost, design for quality, design for assembly, design for manufacturability. And navigating that landscape can be challenging at times. At Protolabs, we provide automated design analysis on CAD models that highlights features in your part design that can be adjusted for mouldability. It’s a great design resource to have at your fingertips. To keep those mouldability advisories at a minimum and optimise your part design, we created this helpful kit of different injection moulding resources.
A Beginner's Guide to Injection Moulding
Whether you’re new to the injection-moulding process or a veteran of manufacturing, Designing for Mouldability is a quick reference guide to wall thicknesses, surface finishes, tolerances, materials, and other thermoplastic moulding insights. It’s a thorough look at injection moulding that might just provide a few tips to help you make better parts.Read Guide
Our Injection Moulding Facility
Want a peek behind the curtain of our injection moulding process? Take a virtual tour. We offer a fully digitised injection moulding process to bring you cost-efficient parts fast. From design upload to quoting, from part production to shipping, it’s injection moulding tailored to fit your needs, every step of the way.