Posts Tagged 'plastic injection molding'


How the IoT is Used in Plastic Injection Molding

December 2, 2018
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Whether you call it the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0, one thing is clear; it’s revolutionizing every form of industry and production, and that includes injection molding. Smart manufacturing is making it easier than ever to collect and analyze data, strengthen weaknesses, and mitigate problems; it’s also…

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The Past, Present and Future of Injection Molding

November 14, 2018
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Plastic injection molding is a fundamental manufacturing process capable of producing a variety of components and pieces – from intricate parts to large sections or panels. While plastic injection molding has evolved over time – due in large part to technological advancements – the process remains fundamentally the same. This post will provide a brief…

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[Infographic] 9 boss design tips for plastic parts

July 15, 2018
9 Boss Design Tips For Plastic Parts

Bosses are protruding features on parts. They are frequently used as a point of attachment or assembly. Often, they are designed as cylindrical projections with holes that are designed to accept screws, threaded inserts or other types of fastening hardware. Because bosses are often subjected to loadings not encountered in other sections of a component,…

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A Brief History of Plastic Injection Molding

February 28, 2018
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When you think of the great inventions of modern history you probably think of automobiles, airplanes, computers, and other revolutionary innovations. While these developments are vital, have you ever considered the multifaceted manufacturing processes, materials, and design applications their production entails?

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Methods and Applications of Coloring Plastic Resins

February 20, 2018
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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.

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The Biggest Reasons to Replace Metals with Plastic

February 15, 2018
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In historical context, plastic was issued as a “cheap” replacement for expensive materials and supply shortages. In fact, plastic gained prominence during World War II when war rationing necessitated material substitutes.

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Why Plastic? The Leading Advantages of Metal-to-Plastic Conversions

February 8, 2018
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A multitude of industries including healthcare, electronics, and industrial, and automotive have relied on metal in their manufacturing processes and for design applications. While metal is a historically renowned material, plastic has emerged as a leading alternative.

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The Importance of Mold Flow Analysis for Improving Injection Molding Design

February 5, 2018
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Creating a high performing mold is a vital part of the injection molding process, but can be a challenging. While one might think liquid plastic simply takes on the shape of the mold it’s injected into, a strong initial design and innovative techniques are vital to consistent part production.

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How Plastic Molding Technology Is Recycling And Reshaping The Manufacturing Industry

January 30, 2018
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Plastic injection molding has become one of the most popular manufacturing techniques, which should come as no surprise. Due to its durability, affordability, and multifaceted capabilities, plastic has become a commonly chosen material for industries and the consumer populous. Today, high-end plastics can offer exceptional strength, luxurious feel, and compose products ranging from car exterior…

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Why Injection Mold Maintenance Matters

January 29, 2018
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When you invest in a high-quality piece of equipment or tool you expect better quality and longevity. Tool lifespan is just as much as structure and design to the quality and the cost of your project.

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