Posts Tagged 'injection molding'

How traditional injection molding processes create uncontrolled risk

November 17, 2020
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…

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How to improve material selection using ASTM material standards

March 27, 2020
ASTM Material Standards For Plastic Resins

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…

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Injection molding: How to save money without sacrificing quality

March 10, 2020
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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.

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An enhanced approach to Scientific Injection Molding

September 10, 2019
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Scientific Injection Molding is a powerful, data-driven approach for optimizing the production of plastic injection molded parts. But it can only be truly effective when it is backed by robust processes and strategies for analyzing and using data collected during the molding process. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how New Berlin…

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Overview of 3D Printing and injection molding

February 27, 2019
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In the age of rapid technological advancement, the manufacturing process that seems to have garnered the most media attention in recent years is 3D printing. From its ability to recreate both ordinary and unique objects, to its potential to produce complex parts and pieces – and even a few controversies – 3D printing has dominated…

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Infographic: 4 Aspects to Eliminating Cosmetic Defects in Plastic Parts

January 2, 2019
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Many different cosmetic defects can make plastic parts unsuitable for use. Weld lines, small scuff marks, and other issues may not detract from part performance, but consumers won’t want to purchase a product that has visible imperfections. Overcoming these cosmetic defects, then, is just as important as dealing with other issues.

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A Compelling Case Against Offshoring: Buying Overseas and the Impact on Your Business

December 17, 2018
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In businesses and industries nationwide, the decision to offshore manufacturing processes is common. Plastic injection molding is certainly no exception. While many believe that offshoring is the best way to cut costs, the savings may come at the expense of quality if not done carefully; ultimately costing a business more.

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Perfecting Your Product: How to Prevent the Most Common Defects in Plastic

December 16, 2018
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Like most processes, plastic injection molding is not without its challenges. Producing injection-molded parts requires both attention to detail and technical expertise to prevent defects and other costly mistakes that can equate to significant losses and delays for manufacturers.This post will examine some of the most common plastic defects that occur in the molding process,…

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Steel or Aluminum? Finding Your Proper Mold Material

September 25, 2018
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When developing a new injection mold, choosing the right material for the job is one of the most critical steps. There is no one right option for all jobs and all situations – the right material is going to depend on the specifics of the task at hand. Only when all of the various factors…

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6 Ways Choosing the Right Injection Molding Partner Will Impact Your Process

August 28, 2018
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Plastic injection molding has plenty of benefits when compared to its other manufacturing counterparts. Injection molding is quick, accurate, resourceful, and costs less, making it an excellent option for any company. Leveraging injection molding can have quite the positive impact on your business, and having the right partner is key; here are 6 reasons why.

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