Hello gentlemen and women,
I've been trying to think about how I would go about mass manufacturing a product I have in my mind. Basically, it consists of a handful of telescoping half-cylinders, about 12 inches in radius, about 18 inches long, and maybe 1/8" thick, probably made of LDPE. The issue is that each piece has a slightly smaller radius than the one it telescopes into, so injection molding is out of our budget because we would have to pay for 7 or 8 different relatively large molds.
Is there a process you might recommend for something like this? Everything I can think of would require 7 or 8 different molds (roto molding, compression forming, inj. molding, thermoforming, etc). I have a feeling the answer is no, but any ideas that allow me to not use 7 or 8 molds?
You need to do an ROI on all candidate manufacturing processes. Consider extrusion manufacturing in your research.
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