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9 Tips for Designing an Injection Moulding

A correctly designed and implemented injection moulding is a very efficient and cost-effective piece of plastic manufacturing. They allow the creation of individual parts which are identical in

Tips on Injection Mold Tooling Design

Injection moulding is one of the most common manufacturing methods to produce thin-wall engineered parts. Development of moulds that produce high quality parts is a

volumetric flow rate equation

Volumetric Flow Rate Equation

Before defining the volumetric flow rate equation and how to apply it, let’s explore the concept of volumetric flow and how the principle is used

Polypropylene properties and uses

Polypropylene is widely regarded as one of the most versatile plastics. Just look around and you will surely spot it, albeit in different forms –

3D Woven Interlock Composites

There was a time when the idea of using textile material for primary load parts was scary. Thankfully we now live in the post-era of

blow moulding

Blow Moulding

Blow moulding is a permanent mould process used for the manufacturing of hollow plastic parts. The process can be divided into two main types: extrusion

DF(x)

Why is DF(x) so Important?

DF(x) is a term you will likely hear quite often as an engineer. In product development parlance it means “design for X”, where “X” can

tooling design

A Basic Guide to Tooling Design

The discipline of tooling design is fundamental to manufacturing. The cost of manufacturing and of the end product depends heavily upon tool design. Tool design affects

CLIP 3D printing

What is CLIP 3D printing?

I recently had the opportunity to tour the facilities of The Technology House, one of four companies that are prototyping and testing the newest Carbon

Tolerances: A Brief Introduction

What are dimensional tolerances? Why would a designer set a tolerance, and why would they choose a tighter or looser tolerance for a feature? Manufacturing Tolerances Dimensional

heat pipes

Introduction to Heat Pipes

A technology that is often overlooked as a design option are heat pipes. Although it is widely used by many industries it is sometimes considered

Electro-discharge machining (EDM)

Electro-discharge machining (EDM)

Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM) is machining with sparks. The work-piece is held in a jig submerged in a dielectric fluid such as kerosene. A power supply

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