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Optimizing Your Runner Design in Family Molds for Injection Molding

Significant investment and energy is placed on optimizing plastic part design for manufacturing and assembly. Injection molding simulation packages, such as Autodesk Moldflow, are often used to help drive decisions regarding nominal wall thickness, rib and boss design, and snap fit optimization. However, the analysis is often limited to only looking at the filling pattern in the cavity alone, without consideration of the runner design and how it might influence the mold filling pattern in the mold and the quality… [Download to continue reading…]

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