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Upgraded quality lab provides faster throughput and new capabilities

New Berlin Plastics has made some important investments to upgrade its Quality Lab. Thanks to some new cutting-edge measurement systems and a team of skilled employees, the company has increased throughput and added capabilities to better support the production of injection-molded parts. New capabilities During the launch of a new part, the quality team measures…

A guide for critical review of injection molding quotes

Apples to apples, or apples to oranges? It’s a common, frustrating scenario: You send out an RFQ to find the best fit for your project, but the quotes you receive present the information in different formats and provide varying levels of information. That makes it hard to conduct a true apples-to-apples comparison of suppliers before…

Is your injection molder protecting you from cyberattacks?

There’s a common misconception that cybercriminals only target large companies. Bad actors have realized that they can steal valuable intelligence from an OEM by hacking the weakest links: smaller, less protected companies. As OEMs beef up their internal cybersecurity, they need to be sure their suppliers and other partners are also protected against cyberattacks. Now’s…

How New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny and supports OEMs

The best suppliers are the ones you can consider partners—those you can count on today, and long into the future. When choosing a supplier, stability and vision are important values that can make the difference between success and failure. New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny through a clear vision of investing in people, process, and…

Production floor improvements translate into customer advantage

New Berlin Plastics has been taking aggressive measures to prepare for growth over the past few years. In the last eight months, the company has expanded its production floor to significantly increase its capabilities, capacity, and efficiency.   As a result, we can produce a higher volume and wider variety of parts at a very…

Outsourced secondary services save OEMs time, cost, and hassle

When injection molded parts require secondary services after molding, such as decorating and assembly, OEMs have several options – create a work center internally, outsource those tasks to multiple suppliers, or have the injection molder do it for you. In each scenario, there are varying levels of costs and supplier requirements to manage. New Berlin…

How NBP helped two OEMs overcome material and component shortages

OEMs are struggling to keep production lines running and new product launches on schedule due to the perfect storm of material shortages and congested freight lines on land and at sea. To take advantage of increasing consumer demands, OEMs are trying to ramp up quickly. However, when critical materials and components aren’t available, the situation…

Evolving medical device needs drive part design changes

As the demand for medical devices continues to grow, OEMs are under pressure to design more robust, reliable, and versatile devices at a reasonable cost. Injection-molded plastic has become increasingly popular for housings, brackets, and small parts on monitors and other out-of-body devices.  But several trends are placing increasing demands on plastics in hospitals and…

12 rules of thumb for successful part design

Designing parts for plastic injection molding requires a delicate balance of functionality, quality, and cost. Fortunately, part designers, molders, and material providers have distilled many years of experience into a set of design guidelines. These rules of thumb lead to higher quality parts that are easier to produce. Most importantly, they can help you to…


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