Case Studies

A leading player in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) contacted Plastic-IT Ltd regarding an existing moulding issue with a prototype tool that they had commissioned. Our Moldflow analysis service had been recommended to the client to provide a solution to their problem.

When parts and CAD data was received we were quickly able to determine the root cause of the problem based on many years of experience in this industry. The part had not been designed for injection moulding, the contracted prototyping company had not performed any DFM and the result was a part that could not be injection moulded without severe warpage.

Following our initial recommendation, the client agreed to modify the geometry to provide a more uniform wall thickness suitable for injection moulding.  Moldflow analysis of the original and modified designs was performed and used to verify that the post-mould warpage that had been eliminated.

A new prototype mould with the revised design was commissioned with Plastic-IT Ltd and parts were delivered to the client within 10 days from receipt of order. These prototype parts were used for extensive testing in the field of application and led to a longer term relationship with the client as the concept developed into the final commercial product.

The success of this project led to a change in strategy by the client and a concurrent engineering approach to all future projects has been adopted.  The benefit to the client is faster time to market and products that work the first time.  The end-user has seen the project completed within budget and cost-savings have been realised more quickly.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

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Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
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