Manufacturing Techniques For Plastic Components - Helen Liang

There are many manufacturing techniques available to choose for any one specific component but in the modern day ‘Design for manufacture’ and ‘Design for assembly’ often provide the most appropriate manufacturing technique. The main benefits are increased functional performance, reduced time to market and large savings in manufacturing and assembly.

The selection of a manufacturing technique is based on seven main factors
- Description of the manufacturing technique
- Materials suitable
- Process variations
- Economic factors
- Design implications
- Typical applications
- Quality issues

By examining each factor for each manufacturing technique ensures selection of the optimum process for the designed component

The most common manufacturing techniques for plastic components are examined on this website.

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Injection Moulding

Compression Moulding

Vacuum Forming

Blow Moulding

Rotational Moulding

Continuous Extrusion

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