8 Tips For How To Design Gates And Runners
The plastic injection mold design process is a complex engineering project that involves a great deal of 3D spatial perception, mathematics, mechanics, physics, creativity, ingenuity and common sense. No wonder there are so few qualified plastic injection mold design professionals!
Learning how to design gates and runners in a plastic injection mold is part science and part art. Software can save the mold designer time, but can only go so far. In the end, it takes experience to visualize what will actually happen in the real world of molding and mold making.