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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…

Accumold VS Offshore Molders

Outsourcing production and component manufacturing to other countries, like China, is a go-to option as OEMs consider lowering costs and increasing margins. So when the topic of Accumold vs. Offshore molders comes up, engineers want to know the difference. Anyone can tell you they’re better, but where’s the data? Micro Molding Tolerances and Scalability Generally…

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…

Scott Byal Article For Design World’s “Make Parts Fast”

Senior Project Engineer, Scott Byal gets quite a few questions and is constantly solving problems for our clients. One specific question revolves around gate placement, gate drag and how simple things can derail large multi-million dollar projects. Injection molding enters a whole new world when done at the micro-level. We tell our customers, some of…

Locking Features On Microscopic Molding Are Often Overlooked

Devin VanDenBroeke As microscopic injection molding experts, we constantly work under the hood of each project, ensuring clients complete their goals without compromising project integrity. There is nothing standard or routine about a DFM Engineer’s (Design For Manufacturability) job. We constantly overcome challenges and act as the first line of defense for snags that are…

Sensors Expo: Q&A With Dr. Benjamin Bunes

The world’s leading experts, engineers, strategists and researchers can all be found at the Sensors Expo, San Jose, and we had the privilege to catch up with Dr. Benjamin Bunes, The Director of Research and Development at Vaporsens working on nanofiber-based chemical sensor technology. For those not in the know, this small tech offers an…

Ultra-Thin Walled Micro Molding Isn’t About Mold Size

As technology becomes thinner and lighter, so do the parts that make devices function. For this reason, today’s most cutting edge tech companies are so fascinated with ultra-thin walled micro molding advances. But ultra-thin walled micro molding isn’t just about mold or cavity size. It’s just as much an art, as it is science and engineering….