4 Essential Injection Molding Design and Engineering Steps

Keys to Injection Molding Success

Injection molding design and engineering has cemented itself as a practical and cost-effective way to produce products and their component parts. The process takes the best of human skills and knowledge and combines them with robotics and manufacturing techniques to deliver products of consistent quality and accuracy on every run.

But getting perfect products to roll off the line every time isn’t as simple as pushing a button. Much of the success of the final product can be traced back to steps in the design and engineering process. Below, we take a look at four of the most critical steps in the injection molding design and engineering process.

Turnkey Contract Manufacturing Essentials

Baytech Plastics is a worldwide leader in injection molded design and manufacturing. Long ago, we learned that by offering our customers a turnkey solution to their injection molding needs, they could better meet their objectives, achieve a shorter time to market, and improved product quality and integrity. We work directly with our customers from concept through to project completion, but four of the most critical steps of the process are:

  • Concept – All great products start with an idea, but the most successful projects take that idea and flesh it out with blueprints and conceptual drawings or illustrations. This can help stakeholders and decision makers visualize the end product and identify areas that will need special considerations or materials.
  • Design – Once the concept has been approved, it’s time to bring it to life with computer-aided design (CAD). This is a critical part of the development stage where cross-functional teams from engineering and tooling will work together to develop a design and prototype that both meets the product criteria and production practicalities.
  • Mold Making – The next stage in the production process is to create the mold(s) that will be used in production. We utilize rapid prototyping technologies like 3D printing to create a sample mold for customer review and approval. After that, it’s time to create the production mold that will be used repeatedly to produce the product or part.
  • Injection Molding – This is the stage where it all comes together. Baytech Plastics operates 34 injection molding machines ranging from 40 to 2600 ton capabilities. This allows us to produce a wide variety of parts in different resins, finishes, and secondary processes for a complete turnkey solution to injection mold manufacturing.

From Start To Finish Baytech Plastics Is By Your Side

Injection molding is a complex process that requires forethought, prep work, and collaboration for best results. It can be challenging at the best of time and overwhelming without the right support, but there’s no need to do it alone when Baytech Plastics is here to help. Businesses in Ontario, greater Canada, and all over the world have trusted their injection molding design and engineering needs to us for over 70 years and you can too. Learn more about our capabilities and the industries we serve or contact us at (705) 526-7801 or online to discuss your needs with a team member.

Let’s see what we can do for you!