Tolerances, Shrinkage, and Process Strategies

Tuesday, February 5

Just make the part to print, that’s all.”

We’ve all heard this statement before, right? But it’s not that simple. Engineering a quality part, mold, and process requires a significant understanding of all the plastic and machine variables.

Though there are many strategies to processing plastics, RJG® has developed three methods that are each effective in different scenarios—DECOUPLED MOLDING® I, II, and III. It’s important to review each method to ensure you pick the right one for your application.

Let’s take a sample part and review the part design, material selection, mold design, and real processing data for each method to determine how using DECOUPLED MOLDING® I, II, or III affects the outcome of the part and which method would be the most effective in this application.

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