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How do you model soft, malleable parts?

Question asked by Koji Intlekofer on Apr 14, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2015 by Mike Price

I'm working on designing some soft protective bumpers for a device. Something that stretches over and ads some cushion, sort of a like a smartphone case. Probably to be injection molded with silicone or PP. I've only done rigid parts before. Does anyone know of any tutorials or have any best practices on how to approach this?


One issue I've had is that the configuration that it would be injection molded is different than the final shape when it's mounted onto the device. Should I start with designing it around the part then change it somehow for mold design? Any insights would be helpful. Thanks!