What are design for manufacturability (DFM) considerations you would assess while designing an injection molded part?


Design for manufacturability (also sometimes known as design for manufacturing or DFM) is the general engineering practice of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture.

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  1. Material options and consequences
  2. Critical tolerances
  3. Sink marks
  4. Steel safe areas
  5. Gate location
  6. Shut-off angles
  7. Draft angle orientation
  8. Texturing and draft
  9. Scheduling of critical start-up phases
  10. Secondary operations and fixtures