Design for Manufacturing Course

Design For Manufacturing - DFM Course 7 Part 2: Compression Molding

on September 02, 2014

Compression Molding is a very common process, unlike Rotomolding. Examples of compression molded parts are o-rings, gaskets, seals, or hose fittings.

The main advantage for Compression Molding is that you can use massively different wall thicknesses. For injection molding, which is the baseline we look at, you typically want a 2 millimeter wall. With compression molding, you can have an inch down to basically nothing and the process will adapt to that.

You can view the full lecture and slides below.


Video by Williamson Visuals

Scott N. Miller

Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He worked on a robotic tuna fish, life-size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls with Hasbro, before joining iRobot where he was responsible for leading the Roomba team to scale the functional prototype to high-volume production of the first three million units.

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