On March 26th, Jones Plastic & Engineering hosted us for an event at their corporate headquarters in Jeffersontown, KY that included a tour of the molding facility and prototype lab as well as a primer on designing for injection molding. We had a great turnout with around 30 participants from a diverse group of companies like GE Appliances, Big Ass Fans, Universal Woods, Mobile Medtek, Adams Kinkade Design, and more.
IDSA KY member and Jones Plastic Designer, Steve Warden, gave an excellent presentation covering the basics of injection molding equipment & process and how that affects the design of plastic parts. There was a lot of great information for everyone, from designers who had just been introduced to injection molding, all the way to designers who have been working with injection molding for years. Steve did a good job of giving a high level overview as well as including specific tips on how to improve your part design for molding. We heard lot's of positive responses to his presentation from the participants. Thank you Steve for sharing with us!