30 Sep '16, 9pm

Overmolding Gets Big Boost from @ProtoLabs

Overmolding Gets Big Boost from @ProtoLabs

The secret to the new speedy service is Proto Labs' trademark method of automating everything. Because of the digital thread, it's now possible to fully automate the entire process, said Cater. Why wasn't this done before? Because with overmolding there are three CAD files that must be integrated, not just a single part file to deal with: the substrate file, the overmold file, and an assembly file for how they fit together. "The challenge was in getting all three working well enough together so we could analyze all three together," she said. "That took awhile. Once we got there, the process could be fully automated."

Full article: http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=281724&itc=...

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