Case Studies

DFM: Component Reduction

Challenge
A two-component subassembly with an internal locking mechanism required an undercut.
Solution and Results
The DFM phase reduced the subassembly to a single component and saved over $55,000.
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The Benefits of MoldFlow Analysis

Challenge
The Mold Flow Analysis revealed three primary quality concerns: Gate Freeze, Volumetric Shrinkage, and Warpage.
Solution and Results
Improved quality, cycle time, and cost for a 165% ROI by the end of the first year.
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Materials Science – Additives

Challenge
A Polystyrene part from a 32-Cavity mold was causing rejects when assembled to an HDPE/LDPE component from a 64-cavity mold.
Solution and Results
Rather than adjust the mating diameters, the Natech Engineers collaborated with partners in the Materials Sciences to find an additive to reduce the surface lubricity.
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