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How to improve material selection using ASTM material standards

How do you specify materials for your plastic injection-molded parts? Do you have favorite resins you like to use? If so, you may be paying too much for them or you may be over-engineering the parts for their applications. A more cost-effective approach is to specify an ASTM material standard for the material that you…

Mitigating supply chain disruptions

The recent coronavirus outbreak has reinforced the need for manufacturers to have a risk mitigation plan in place so they’re prepared for disruptions to their global supply chain. According to a survey conducted by ThomasNet, roughly two out of every three North American manufacturing companies have felt the disruptions caused by the recent pandemic on…

What you need to know about transferring molds

Transferring plastic injection tools from one molder to another is a major undertaking, with many variables to consider. But there are several steps you can take to help ensure that they go smoothly. Here’s what you need to think about, based on three potential scenarios.

Injection molding: How to save money without sacrificing quality

There are many variables to consider when designing and producing injection-molded plastic parts. A knowledgeable and effective molding partner can help you reach a common-sense solution that helps you to save money – without sacrificing part quality.

An enlightened approach to mold flow analysis

All the high-tech tools in the world are useless – unless you take an enlightened approach to apply them to improve your products, processes and how you anticipate and solve problems. A case in point is mold flow analysis (MFA).

Investments in robotics and automation: More than skin deep

For world-class injection molders, it’s not enough to invest in robotics and automation. They must be matched by investments in people and expertise to leverage the greatest customer value from them. Here’s how New Berlin Plastics has built its internal capability to create and manage automation capabilities.

5 critical signs you need to rethink your project launch strategy

For many plastic injection molders, delays in project launches are distressingly common. But they don’t have to be. Here are five warning signs that it’s time to rethink your project launch strategy.

4 principles of high-performance project launches

To compete at the highest levels of Formula 1 racing, your team must mine the data the car generates to make informed decisions about optimizing its performance. Formula 1 teams employ the best tools, people and strategies to wring every ounce of speed and handling out of their finely-tuned machine and its driver. Not surprisingly,…

Is your plastic injection molder committed to a high-performance culture?

A partner that’s committed to business transformation can deliver exceptional value to you and your business. That’s especially true when you’re selecting a plastic injection molder. Finding a molder that makes ongoing investments in people, equipment, training, automation and project management capabilities can help you manage your costs, minimize supply chain disruptions and deliver a…


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