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13 Dec, 2017

Guide for Selecting the Best Steel for Your Mold

December 13th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

There are many different metals which can be used to create molds. The best option for one project may not be the best option for another. There are also short-term and long-term costs to consider. Some tools and molds may be less expensive to make but cost more to maintain while, for others, the opposite true. When choosing mold metals a balance must be achieved between these two considerations. Where that balance lies may not always be intuitive because some metals may react differently to different resins.

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8 Dec, 2017

6 Ways to Reduce Your Injection Molding Costs

December 8th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events, plastics|

When it comes to manufacturing many businesses are looking for any and every way to save money on the parts they’re having manufactured. Only a rookie company or leader would take everything at face value in this industry and expect to be fully optimized.

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6 Dec, 2017

Why Your Material Selection Could Make or Break Your Next Project

December 6th, 2017|News, News & Events|

Plastic injection molding is a process that allows for the quick and affordable production of plastic products and parts. The type of plastic used to produce a part is the most crucial aspect in just about every facet of the plastic injection molding process.

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4 Dec, 2017

5 Must-Know Facts About Injection Molding

December 4th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

Creating a product through injection molding requires four steps. First, the mold cavity is filled with molten material. This can be metal, glass, or plastic. Next, the material is rapidly cooled, which causes it to harden. Methods of cooling and cooling times can vary depending on the material being used. Third, the mold opens, exposing the part to air and giving it a place to be ejected. Finally, pins eject the new product from the mold, and the mold closes again to receive more material.

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28 Nov, 2017

[Infographic] 10 Steps for Choosing the Right Resin for Your Injection Molding Project

November 28th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

Choosing a resin is an important part of creating a successful injection molded component. You want to select a resin that matches your design goals, budget, and performance requirements. This helpful infographic outlines 10 important steps for choosing the right resin for your project.

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23 Nov, 2017

10 Principles and Considerations of Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

November 23rd, 2017|DFM, News, News & Events|

The goal of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is to reduce manufacturing costs without reducing quality or performance. When implemented early in the design process DFM can help you prevent overlooking design considerations that lead to costly components and production methods. DFM is an essential best practice to look for when choosing a manufacturer to partner with. When done properly it will optimize your overall design, project development, and manufacturing process.

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21 Nov, 2017

A Guide to Plastic Molding Techniques

November 21st, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

Plastics are compounds that are nonmetallic and synthetically produced. After a molding process that shapes them into whatever a client requests, these products are then hardened to be commercially used.

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17 Nov, 2017

Essential Tips for Designing a Part for Injection Molding

November 17th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

Every manufacturer knows that before starting to draw up the design for a new part to be produced with injection molding it’s necessary to take many design essentials into consideration.

There are certain design essentials which have to be taken into account so that you can expedite the process as much as possible and avoid problems once your project reaches production. Let’s take a look at a few things that need to be considered when producing a design for an injection molding project.

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7 Nov, 2017

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Plastic Injection Molder

November 7th, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events|

When it comes to picking a plastic injection molder, you will have plenty of options. There are thousands of companies offering their services, and it can be challenging to know what to look for when making a choice. You will need to know the right attributes to search for if you want to make the best pick. Let’s take a look at five things you should keep in mind when searching for the perfect plastic injection molding partner.

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1 Nov, 2017

[Infographic] 5 Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding for Electronics

November 1st, 2017|injection molding, News, News & Events, plastics|

Plastics are a very important component of the electronics industry. Plastics are key for electronics across industries such as consumer products, automotive, industrial applications, and medical products.

Besides protecting and insulating the electronic, plastics also provide the following benefits.

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