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At ASH INDUSTRIES, we don't just specialize in injection molding – we help you get it right from the start. Our Design for Manufacturability (DFM) consultation service analyzes your design for potential issues during the molding process. By identifying these early on, we can suggest cost-saving modifications before production begins. This collaborative approach minimizes the risk of errors, keeps your project on schedule, and ensures the most efficient use of materials – ultimately saving you money and getting you the high-quality parts you need.

One of the key things to worry about in plastic injection molding is part design for manufacturability (DFM). Even a great design for functionality might not translate well to the molding process. Poor DFM can lead to a number of problems, including:

  • Warping and shrinkage: Uneven plastic cooling or walls that are too thin can cause parts to warp or shrink out of spec.

  • Sink marks: Thick sections of plastic cool slower and can sink in, leaving visible indentations.

  • Short shots: If the mold doesn't fill completely, you'll end up with parts that are missing material.

  • Flash: Plastic that seeps out of the mold cavity creates a thin excess edge (flash) that needs to be trimmed, adding cost and waste.

  • Poor surface finish: Air trapped in the mold or improper cooling can lead to a rough or uneven surface finish on your parts.

By working with an injection molding company early in the design phase and utilizing their DFM expertise, you can avoid these problems and ensure your parts are molded efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Want to save money?
Get a DFM consultation

At ASH INDUSTRIES, we don't just specialize in injection molding – we help you get it right from the start. Our Design for Manufacturability (DFM) consultation service analyzes your design for potential issues during the molding process. By identifying these early on, we can suggest cost-saving modifications before production begins. This collaborative approach minimizes the risk of errors, keeps your project on schedule, and ensures the most efficient use of materials – ultimately saving you money and getting you the high-quality parts you need.

One of the key things to worry about in plastic injection molding is part design for manufacturability (DFM). Even a great design for functionality might not translate well to the molding process. Poor DFM can lead to a number of problems, including:

  • Warping and shrinkage: Uneven plastic cooling or walls that are too thin can cause parts to warp or shrink out of spec.

  • Sink marks: Thick sections of plastic cool slower and can sink in, leaving visible indentations.

  • Short shots: If the mold doesn't fill completely, you'll end up with parts that are missing material.

  • Flash: Plastic that seeps out of the mold cavity creates a thin excess edge (flash) that needs to be trimmed, adding cost and waste.

  • Poor surface finish: Air trapped in the mold or improper cooling can lead to a rough or uneven surface finish on your parts.

By working with an injection molding company early in the design phase and utilizing their DFM expertise, you can avoid these problems and ensure your parts are molded efficiently and cost-effectively.