Posts Tagged 'Material Selection'
A global pandemic, extreme cold weather in Texas, surging consumer demand and clogged transportation systems have combined to create a chaotic situation in the plastic resin market. Supplies of many resins are desperately low, and other raw materials used for molding plastic parts, such as metals and glass, are also in short supply. With so…Read More
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…Read More
You might not realize it, but many of the products you use on a daily basis were wholly or partially constructed using injection molding. This process is very commonly used to manufacture a large number of identical products. With many parts and products now made from plastic, injection molding has become one of the top…Read More
While colored plastics are used in a multitude of industries and for various applications few people know, much less consider, how manufacturers achieve different hues. The process of creating resin color is a complex science that the plastics industry has worked to continually improve since it’s inception.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More