Mission Plastics is widely respected for the ability to take a product idea from concept to reality.
- Concept development based on an idea for a new product, beginning with a concept sketch, a preliminary design, or an initial prototype
- Advanced engineering and design support, including DFM development and component design assistance
- Tolerance analysis studies
- Secondary operations concept and design
- 2-3 day prototyping services via 3D printing
- Complete documentation
Design for Manufacturability
Having your plastic components reviewed for manufacturability ensures that it can be cost-effectively produced with consistently high levels of quality. Services of Mission Plastics’ in-house New Product Development Team include design for manufacturability, assembly, packaging and more.
Using the latest in CAD solid modeling software we can assist you in fine tuning a plastic part design or provide a complete mold design support from your concepts. Mission Plastics can help you produce a better quality part.
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Mission Plastics utilizes Solidworks CAD (Computer Aided Design) along with Moldflow CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) to play a critical role in Design for Manufacturability. These sophisticated systems are coupled with Mission Plastics’ in-house engineering experience to deliver a robust mold. This minimizes initial mold rework “tweaking” and speeds up the product realization process.
Mission Plastics’ five-stage process to facilitate the development of your plastic parts.
1. Material Selection: We evaluate your application with your engineers to pinpoint critical material properties that may be required. Our engineers have extensive raw material experience in providing assistance to any size project. If necessary we can put you in direct contact with the material manufacturer.
2. Design Support: We evaluate your product requirements, and coupled with the material choices available, help you develop the most economical design. If required we will contact the material suppliers to gain their valuable input into this process.
3. Process: This step matches the material and the design with a process that is economical and appropriate.
These first three stages are the core of any design and will determine the majority of your final product cost.
4. Prototyping: Although not always required, a prototyping is usually recommended. Often the materials selected need to be applied to your exact design to see if they perform as expected.
In this stage you can modify your design to best meet your performance criteria. Prototype parts are an insurance that your product will perform as designed since prototype parts will almost exactly match the production-molded parts.
5. Approval: Before production begins, we seek all approvals. This includes your quality and engineering approvals. If there are any doubts or issues at any point the process can restart at any stage so that the best design can be formulated.