Posts Tagged 'injection molding'


How stable is your plastic injection molder?

March 16, 2022
How stable is your plastic injection molder

Black swans – unanticipated events that can rock an industry – test the strength and resiliency of every company. During the last several years, a series of them have threatened the health and stability of many plastic injection molders: The global pandemic. Severe material shortages. The ongoing labor crisis. A sharp upturn in demand. Turbulent…

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Beyond PPAP: How NBP streamlines the project launch process

January 21, 2022
Beyond PPAP How NBP Streamlines The Project Launch Process

While the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a common method injection molders use to ensure a new part meets expectations, New Berlin Plastics takes additional steps to streamline the entire project launch process.  These extra steps provide efficiencies that often result in parts being approved and moved into production faster, saving time and cost…

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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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