Injection molding tips in Make


#1

Thought some folks might find these tips helpful from Proto Labs in Make Magazine

http://makezine.com/2017/03/27/injection-molding-less-daunting/


#2

From the article:

Polypropylene is useful for designs that incorporate living hinges.

Seen plenty of wood ones. Polypropylene also appears to be laser safe. This seems like something to remember for later!


#3

Proto Labs has a whole series of tips for injection molders and 3D printers:


#4

Yes it is laser safe and can also be 3D printed. Living hinges in PP are simply a thin piece that bends, a Tic-Tac lid is an example.

I use PP strips with ribbon cable to make flexible connections as a simple light weight alternative to drag chains on my 3D printers.