Design Engineer is very critical in the whole mold developing process. They assess the part design and make modifications and recommendations based on key product requirements including product usage and function. The engineer will need to know:
1. How will the part be used? Is it a standalone product or a component of a larger assembly?
2.What are the dimensional and tensile requirements?
3. Does the part need to withstand elements, pressure, chemicals?
A plastic injection mold design is built with these criteria in mind. Mold cavities, vents and gate placement will vary based not only on the part design but the type of resin as well. Taking all of these manufacturing factors into account is a challenging task and one that requires a strong knowledge base, not only of mold design but the injection molding process as well.