SMC At Its Best: Design for Manufacture

February 01 (2021

SMC and BMC are composite materials ideal for making large, light, and intricate parts that combine structural performance with a smooth surface finish. For that reason, SMC and BMC are increasingly used in a broad range of end-use applications and markets. The European Alliance for SMC BMC is launching a series of design guides that explain to designers how these versatile materials can be used, and manufactured in larger production series.

The European Alliance for SMC BMC is launching a series of design guides to address a number of frequently asked questions concerning design and manufacture of SMC/BMC components and offer some practical tips to ensure successful deployment of these versatile materials.

In this first design guide, the European Alliance for SMC BMC will discuss the design process, potential design pitfalls, tool design considerations, the cost of an SMC mold, and the question whether to source production in-house or externally.

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