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Flash Dance: Tips to Avoid this Common Issue with Molded Parts

Posted On January 23, 2023 By Protolabs
Flash in never desirable in injection-molded parts. Find out how to design to avoid it.
Sample of swirling effect from a nylon material with yellow colorant.

Avoiding Flow Lines in Molded Parts

Posted On September 22, 2022 By Protolabs
For most molded parts, visible flow lines are undesirable. The good news is there are ways to avoid them, both in design and the way that the parts are manufactured.
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Translucent and Clear Plastic Injection-Molded Parts

Posted On September 7, 2022 By Protolabs
Choosing the best translucent material for your molded parts isn’t always crystal clear. There are quite a few things to think about before making your final choice of materials and design.
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass-Filled Nylon

Posted On August 15, 2022 By Protolabs
Making nylon parts stronger isn’t difficult. All it takes is the addition of glass to your base material. Explore the pros and cons of glass-filled nylon.
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ABS vs. PC: Comparing Two Common Thermoplastics

Posted On August 4, 2022 By Protolabs
Choosing to use ABS, polycarbonate (PC), or combining them is a popular way to get strong machined, printed, or molded parts. There are a lot of similarities, but also some significant differences that might help you find just the right one for your parts.
This plastic molded enclosure is actually an assembly of multiple parts

Selecting a Manufacturing Method for Electronic Enclosures

Posted On August 1, 2022 By Proto Labs
Despite their widely varying applications, many electronic devices have at least one thing in common—the circuit boards and other components that make them work are all in an enclosure.
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Estimating Mold Cost and Eliminating Cost Drivers in Injection Molding

Posted On July 20, 2022 By Rob Young
When comparing potential manufacturing processes against criteria like price and lead-time, there are many things to keep in mind. Different processes require different processing times, different types of materials, and most likely, different part design requirements and considerations. Today, we’re going to cover part design cost drivers.
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Thin Wall Injection Molding Tips and Considerations

Posted On June 8, 2022 By Protolabs
Thin walls in injection-molded parts can present a variety of issues. Dive into these considerations to ensure optimal part molding and performance.
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) for Injection Molding

Posted On April 12, 2022 By Protolabs
Thermoplastic elastomers come in a variety of formulations, and each is unique in its own way. That makes picking the right one an important task among many when you are designing your parts.
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in Injection-molded Parts

Posted On April 11, 2022 By Protolabs
GD&T is an industry standard symbolic language used to communicate allowable geometric represents the evolution of the CTQ quality inspection process.