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Moulding tolerance

Release time:2018-08-09

Moulding tolerance is a specified allowance on the deviation in parameters such as dimensions, weights, shapes, or angles, etc. To maximise control in setting tolerances there is usually a minimum and maximum limit on thickness, based on the process used.[19]:439 Injection moulding typically is capable of tolerances equivalent to an IT Grade of about 9–14. The possible tolerance of a thermoplastic or a thermoset is ±0.008 to ±0.002 inches.[32] In specialised applications tolerances as low as ±5 µm on both diameters and linear features are achieved in mass production. Surface finishes of 0.0500 to 0.1000 µm or better can be obtained. Rough or pebbled surfaces are also possible.

Moulding Type Typical [mm] Possible [mm]
Thermoplastic ±0.500 ±0.200
Thermoset ±0.500 ±0.200