This study tackles one of the most widely asked questions of Accumold, resin selection
assistance. This study shows how, in terms of micro-molding, picking resins based on
data sheets can be misleading or confusing. It’s important to consult with your molder
when designing parts that may be considered outside the norm.
When you’re talking about small parts or features it’s obvious to see how much variance
there can be with material choice alone. Understanding the full environment the part must
perform in is crucial. Mechanical strength, chemical resistance, cost and the ability to fill
the part design are all important factors. Balancing part function and material function
can be more challenging in this arena than one might expect.