Before tooling up and sending your project into production, we will review your project to ensure that we are able to produce a final product that will be able to meet your requirements. Using the part and potential mold design, we will use SolidWorks and mold flow analysis to determine what modifications, if any, need to be made.
Our engineers will work with you every step of the way in order by reviewing the following:
Gate Locations and Material Flow
Gate location is absolutely vital when it comes to many of the automotive components that we’ve manufactured over the last 20 years. Depending on the material and strength/impact resistance requirements, we will need to ensure the correct gate location(s) as it will determine how the material flows throughout the mold.
A products application, environmental factors, and part design thicknesses will all play vital roles towards what material is being used. Our engineers will help you determine if you will need to make walls thinner or thicker or if we need to add/remove support ribs.
Ejector Pin Locations
Ejector pins will be what pushes your components out of the mold. The unfortunate drawback to ejector pins is that they leave marks that are typically not removable. Because of this, it will be vital that we work with you to determine the location of the pins from a design and manufacturing perspective.