Design for Moldability Toolkit
Get in-depth design advice to optimize your plastic parts for injection molding. Designing with moldability in mind can accelerate production time and reduce production costs
Optimizing Part Design for Molding
There are many design elements involved when creating plastic parts for injection molding—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 moldability. It’s a great design resource to have at your fingertips. To keep those moldability advisories at a minimum and optimize your part design, we created this helpful kit of different injection molding resources.
A Beginner's Guide to Injection Molding
Whether you’re new to the injection-molding process or a veteran of manufacturing, Designing for Moldability is a quick reference guide to wall thicknesses, surface finishes, tolerances, materials, and other thermoplastic molding insights. It’s a thorough look at injection molding that might just provide a few tips to help you make better parts.Read Guide
Tour Our Injection Molding Facility
Want a peek behind the curtain of our injection molding process? Take a virtual tour. We offer a fully digitized injection molding process to bring you cost-efficient parts fast. From design upload to quoting, from part production to shipping, it’s injection molding tailored to fit your needs, every step of the way.