Glass Corner Piece Case Study

Process:SLASteel Tooling & Plastic Injection Molding

Part Size:100.6*100.6*45.67mm

Part Material:ABS

Tooling Details:P20/P20 Steel

 MUD Mold Base (common use in DM)

 Single Cavity

 2 Sliders for side actions

Tooling Life:50,000 cycles

Lead Time (T1 samples):20 days

plastic injection molding

Simple story of proceeding the project from prototype to production for Glass Corner Piece:

Jan 24th:

An old client came back with us for a cost idea of a Plastic Corner Piece at early design stage.

Jan 25th:

We got back the both the tooling and molding quotation with our client.

Jan 27th:

The client asked a DFM analysis of the part after CNY break, as we were on holiday already.

Anyway say ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ to each other at that time.J

Feb 3rd:

We came back from the CNY holiday, and got back the DFM the next day.

Feb 5th ~ 12th:

We discussed the tooling and molding manufacturing issue with our client.

 Feb 16th:

We quoted 2 prototypes for our client.

Feb 27th:

The client confirmed us the prototype order by SLA process, but the drawing would need some adjustment.

Mar 1st:

The client confirmed the final drawing for us to kick off the SLA prototype.

Mar 3rd:

We shipped 2 SLA prototypes to our client.

Mar 14th:

The client updated the 3D drawing again for design-for-manufacturing analysis.

Mar 15th ~ 23rd:

We worked with our client back and forth for solving the issues before proceed to tooling and injection molding.

Mar 27th:

;The client confirmed the tooling order to us to kick off the job.

March 28th ~ April 17th:

Tool Building and Mold Trial for T1 samples.

April 18th:

We shipped 10 pieces of T1 samples to our client.

April 21st:

The client got back with us that the samples received look very good.

They will get back to us again after get through all the necessary assembly trials in a few weeks.

product cosmetic requriment

Initial DFM

SLA Prototype

SLA Prototype

product cosmetic

Finalized DFM

tool design 3d drawing

Tool Design

tooling machining

Tooling Machining

prototype samples

Samples Shipped

tooling mold trial

Mold Trial