Design Tips

Get quick advice on creating plastic, metal, and elastomeric parts for 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Designing with manufacturability in mind can accelerate production time and reduce production costs.


The Basics of Bend Radii

Understanding what values such as K-factor, bend allowance/deduction, and outside setbacks mean and how they work helps avoid common sheet metal design mistakes and might just streamline your development process.



Injection Molding

Design Essentials

We've compiled our most essential manufacturing tips into three downloadable design guides on 3D printing, machining, and molding. Each looks at improving manufacturability, reducing production costs through design, material selection, and more.