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

    1. oemodm

      oemodm Active Member

      May 2014
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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:

      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).

      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

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

      thanks / simon

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