Design for Manufacturability (DFM), or more specifically analysis of a part design for its suitability to being injection molded, is performed to achieve the following:
- Minimize Tooling Costs
- Reduce Design Changes
- Expedite the Manufacturing Process
- Ensure Part Quality
RJC performs a manufacturability analysis on each injection molding project. Upon receiving a quote request and an appropriate 3D design file, we will perform an initial analysis to be sure that the requested component is an appropriate candidate for injection molding.
Our objective is to produce the component as closely as possible to the original design intent. However, in some instances modifications are needed to accommodate the fundamental requirements of good injection molding practice. In these cases, we discuss with clients suggested improvements to the design, or measures we may need to take in the production process, prior to initiating the mold production process. This provides our customers with cost savings by minimizing tooling costs and design changes up front, and reduces overall project time.
RJC DFM and Mold Flow Analysis Example: Mold Flow Analysis
Design Tips: Design For Manufacturability Best Practices
To learn tips for designing for the injection molding process, please download our Design for Manufacturability ebook below. If you have questions regarding current or future projects, please contact RJC any time.