By Aaron Johnson, VP of Marketing and Customer Strategy, Accumold
For customers looking to embrace the possibilities that exist through the micro molding of parts or components, there is a given. They need to understand what micro molding can do in terms of stimulation of innovation, what it can deliver in terms of manufacturing efficiency, and what — above all — it can do to achieve increased functionality in parts that are often required to be smaller and smaller.
As such, the requirement is not for lectures at conferences and articles in learned journals explaining how the micro molding process works. Interesting as this may be for those with a penchant for “serious science”, when you team with a qualified micro molder, you can leave that side of things to us. We have spent decades refining the art and science of micro molding, we understand the complexities of molding at the micro scale, and so this allows you and the molder to focus on the outcomes. How can you work together with your chosen molder to achieve your product goals, and how can you do this cost-effectively, and ultimately scale up to reliable and repeatable volume production.
So in this article, the focus will be on what influences the ability of micro molders to mass manufacture successfully, and what influences the process of developing micro parts and components. What is it that makes the partnership between you and your chosen micro molder tick, and therefore achieve your goals.