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    Discussion in 'Plastic moulding' started by oemodm, Sep 19, 2016.

    1. oemodm

      oemodm Active Member

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      Hi everyone,

      Looking for tips on the reduction of injection mould tooling cost, and part cost. I've listed my current methods below, however my main curiosity is:

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      If I've 4 small parts, for example, is it cheaper to join in CAD into one part, and mould as one part? (please ignore post production automatic cutting process costs).
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      Current methods of reducing injection mould and part cost:

      - Focus on symmetrical part design (moulding 1 part in double quantities)
      - Harmonize part depths, to match, on 1 mould tool blank
      - Multi functional parts
      - Use mould keys, for selective injection of parts, saving on multiple mould tools

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      Also interested in lists/resources to other cost reduction methods, for part and mould cost
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      thanks / simon
       
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