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How traditional injection molding processes create uncontrolled risk

Traditional methods of plastic injection molding rely on process development based on machine inputs. This means that an injection molder must trust that the settings they are entering on the machine are being reflected accurately in the actual process. The problem with this informal method is that it often introduces uncontrolled risk in terms of…

Avoid molders who rely on tribal knowledge

How important is effective knowledge management in a high-performance injection molding operation? More important than you may think. It can have a big impact on part quality and risk reduction. Here’s an inside look at New Berlin Plastics’ sophisticated approach to knowledge management.

Monitoring machine-independent variables ensures consistent part quality

It’s an OEM’s worst nightmare: a bad batch of parts brings the assembly line to a standstill, causing expensive downtime and delaying the delivery of finished products and sales. With the complexity of raw plastic materials and multiple variables in the molding process, there’s always a possibility that out-of-spec plastic parts can make it through…

The deep connection between training and molding excellence

One of the secrets to New Berlin Plastics’ exceptional track record of part quality is our deep commitment to training. It enables us to deploy state-of-the-art technologies like robotics, end-of-arm tooling, and automation efficiently and effectively. That, in turn, empowers us to deliver high-quality parts to our customers at competitive prices. In recent years, as…

Investing in yourself: What’s in a piece price?

Selecting a plastic injection molding supplier that can provide you with the least expensive part will likely cost you more in the long run. A low piece price can lead to problems with part quality and deliverability. It could also compromise the financial stability of your supplier and put your supply chain at risk. A…

Why invite your molder earlier into your product development process?

Want to increase the odds of success for your new product development project? One of the most effective ways to do that is to engage your plastic injection molder earlier in your product development process.

Designing effectively with plastics

What do you need to know to successfully design and produce high-quality, highly-engineered plastic parts? Here are five inter-related variables you need to keep in mind: part design, material selection, mold design, molding presses and production processes. The right combination of them can increase your odds of success with your next plastic injection molding project.…

Are you stressed about distress?

Many types of businesses are facing financial challenges caused by the pandemic and economic downturn. Plastic injection molders are no exception. A small but growing number of them are in financial distress or have declared bankruptcy. How can you tell if your molder is in trouble? Here are some warning signs to look for and…

How New Berlin Plastics can help you mitigate risk

If you’re looking for a plastic injection molder that can help you mitigate risk during uncertain times, then you ought to take a closer look at New Berlin Plastics. For years, we’ve been making investments in people, technology and processes that make us the safe option for sourcing your plastic injection molding needs. Here’s why:…


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