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What is the lead time for micro molding?

It’s a question we get quite a bit from OEMs and engineers, what is the lead time for micro molding? Generally speaking, the lead time for micro mold tooling is 4-7 weeks, but depending on the project, the time frame can change. Factors that determine micro mold lead time Depending on internal work load, our…

High-Flow Resin Challenges For Injection Molding

When designing a new device, component, or complex injection-molded part, world-class OEM engineers and rookies alike come to the same choke point when selecting the perfect micro mold material. Your instinct may be to opt for a familiar or even high-flow resin but dealing with microscopic tolerances completely re-writes material selection.  Every OEM designer and…

As parts go micro, gate placement becomes a challenge.

Scott Byal As technology miniaturizes, traditional design engineering aspects of injection molded parts are now causing problems. When looking at the micro mold gate, where polymer enters the mold cavity, only a small percentage of part geometry and surface area is affected. In micro molding however, the gate becomes a part feature. This poses problems…