Accelerate - September 2013
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about how to design bosses for plastic parts.
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about two different ways to design a hole in a plastic part.
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service.
Learn about Proto Labs fast prototying services CNC machined parts and injection molded parts.
Rapid Injection Molding is done by injecting thermoplastic resins into a mold, just as is done in production injection molding.
With CNC machining a solid block of plastic is clamped into a CNC mill and cut into a finished part.
Poly-Jet (PJET) uses inkjet heads to jet a UV-curable material in very thin layers at high resolution.
Three Dimensional Printing (3DP) uses an inkjet head and a water fusible material similar to “Plaster of Paris”. The machine lays down a thin layer of plaster powder; the inkjet head passes over and sprays tiny drops of water wherever solidification is desired.
The Fused Deposition Modelilng (FDM) process builds parts from the bottom up through the use of a computer controlled print head.
The Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process uses a laser to build parts by sintering (fusing) powdered material layer by layer from the bottom up.
Stereolithography (SLA) is an additive fabrication process that builds parts in a pool of UV-curable photopolymer resin using a computer controlled laser.
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