Renaud hosts and is joined by Sofeast Group senior engineer, Paul Adams, to discuss how to go from a design to mass-producing your plastic injection molded parts, first following the proven pre-production pilot run approach to ensure risks are kept to a minimum. You’ll learn what should be optimized and what should not be skipped, even if sometimes getting to market sooner seems tempting.

 

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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introduction
  • 01:49 – Why is an injection molding pilot run important?
  • 05:05 – What are the steps involved in such a pilot a run?
  • 09:53 – Why ‘metal safe’ is your goal after the trials.
  • 12:39 – After the product is agreed, the supplier still needs to optimize the tooling 
  • 25:01 – Optimizing the injection mold press (machine).
  • 34:55 – Keeping records of parameter settings helps to control the process.
  • 39:04 – Wrapping up.

 

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