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

Definition:

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