This study tackles one of the most widely asked questions of Accumold, resin selection assistance. This study shows how, in terms of micro-molding, picking resins based on data sheets can be misleading or confusing. It’s important to consult with your molder when designing parts that may be considered outside the norm.

When you’re talking about small parts or features it’s obvious to see how much variance there can be with material choice alone. Understanding the full environment the part must perform in is crucial. Mechanical strength, chemical resistance, cost and the ability to fill the part design are all important factors. Balancing part function and material function can be more challenging in this arena than one might expect.