Designing medical devices for injection molding requires extensive understanding, reasoning and planning. Careful consideration of certain aspects throughout the design process will yield favorable results.
There are different aspects to evaluate in order to make certain the actual design meets the desired criteria. Design engineers need to account for part size, impact, material selection, production volume and budgets during the early stages of design. These aspects are major components that drive future decisions of mold designs, components, options and costs.
We have compiled major considerations that designers should examine when designing medical devices that rely on plastic injection molding.