Are you certain you have your pull direction correct? you have under-cuts at the "squiggles"
Jeremy, yes you are correct. No I am not sure but if I use a direction of pull parrallel to those sections, there are even more draft issues. I am hoping the undercuts can be obviated with sliders or through another method. The molding material will be flexible. If you have another suggestion on a more appropriate direction of pull, please let me know. It would be much appreciated. Thanks for your response.
My advice would be to talk with someone, either where you work, or someone at the company that will be molding this, and get their advice. We could offer lots of advice, but you talking to someone about the design and molding process, and requirements, might be better.
yes, talk with whomever is going to be invloved in making the tooling. If you can use side action or bump-offs for the squiggles, the lack of draft on those narrow edges will have limited impact on the moldablity of the part.
Thanks Mark and Jeremy. That is great advice, although unfortunately we are a small startup and I am the only engineer on the job. We are still finding the right molder so we cannot work with them either. I am attempting to get the part design to the point where it will be as easily moldable as possible before working with the molder for any required add ons to the mold itself.
Gotcha. I would also assume the direction of pull is in the direction Jeremy indicated. Why would having this direction of pull for this part cause more draft problems? What angle (how much) of draft are you assuming a modler will need? What is the material?
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