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Design Guide

A Guide to Plastic Injection Molding Gating Systems

From Sprues, Runners, and Gates to manufacturability, this free 17-page guide will help you design better for the molding process expediting your time to market.


In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • How gating systems impact quality & cost of injection-molded parts
  • Why gate size & type depends on material and part complexity
  • Tips for optimizing your part design to ensure proper gate location 
  • Six common types of gates that Xcentric designs for customers
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