Plastic and Injection Molding Industry Blog


How to prepare CAD Drawings for Your New Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Fil on February 13, 2018

As we’ve previously mentioned, when you’re considering moving manufacturer or reshoring your product to the USA it’s important to have design files (CAD drawings) of your product on hand. Using these files, your manufacturer can develop a deeper understanding of your product and offer expert advice. Being able to communicate your ideas visually as well as practically makes a difference – your manufacturer will need to know the size and inner workings of your product – and the right computer-aided design (CAD) drawings can do this perfectly.

A CAD drawing is a digital file representing a product as either a 2D or 3D image. They offer industrial designers and contract manufacturers insight into the size and shape of your parts, allowing them to provide quotations and simulate stress and strain forces when necessary.  This can be significant when determining the best design of your product and improving overall quality of your mold.

Here’s how to prepare CAD drawings for a new manufacturer:

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Tags: Molding, Injection Molding, Overmolding, Liquid Silicone Molding, USA Manufacturing


For the Adventurous, Opportunities Beckon in Overmolding RFID Tags

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on April 23, 2014

Applications are growing for embedding RFID tags and other radio-frequency devices in plastic parts via insert injection molding. A presentation on “Challenges in Overmolding RFID Tags and Antennas” was one highlight of the recent Molding 2014 Conference in Newport Beach, Calif. It was presented by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski, co-owner with Joanne Moon of Extreme Molding LLC in Watervliet, N.Y. (See last July’s issue for a profile of their firm.) 

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Tags: Overmolding