Category Archives: Mold Making

6 Steps to Finding a Custom Plastic Injection Molding Partner in the U.S.

Finding the right U.S.-based custom plastic injection molding partner can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You can do a few key things to make the process easier and ensure you find the right manufacturing partner. This article will outline six steps to finding the perfect partner for your needs. Follow these tips, and you’ll … Continue reading 6 Steps to Finding a Custom Plastic Injection Molding Partner in the U.S.

What Products Can Be Made from Plastic Injection Molding?

Injection molds create a precise match between two halves of a blended part. This allows you to control material flow and create a seamless product. While injection molds are typically used for aluminum and steel applications, plastic injection molds can create cost-effective, durable parts for dozens of industries. Injection molding creates a repetitive, nearly error-free … Continue reading What Products Can Be Made from Plastic Injection Molding?

Top 7 Benefits of Injection Molding for the Aerospace Industry

Injection molding provides many advantages to a wide range of industries with the ability to mass-produce precision parts and components with high-quality and consistent repeatability. The advantages provided to other industries are amplified when considering the many advantages injection molding provides to the aerospace industry. Injection molded components engineered with reinforced thermoplastics allow for higher … Continue reading Top 7 Benefits of Injection Molding for the Aerospace Industry

Unique Considerations for Aerospace Mold Design and Manufacture

Injection mold makers and molders follow a detailed process when designing a tool for any plastic injection mold. When constructing molds for the aerospace industry, however, there are unique considerations that require careful planning to meet part specifications with consistent repeatability. Working with an injection molder that is AS9100 rev D certified is important as … Continue reading Unique Considerations for Aerospace Mold Design and Manufacture

Custom Injection Molding Thermoplastic Engineering Resins

Thermoplastic resins are used in custom injection molding applications and are categorized by family and type, falling into three main categories: commodity resins, engineering and high performance resins. Commodity resins are found in many mass produced products and are fairly simple to work with. Engineering and high performance resins provide improved strength and resistance to … Continue reading Custom Injection Molding Thermoplastic Engineering Resins

How to Design a Part for Moldability & Manufacturability

Designing a part for moldability and manufacturability is a complex process with many factors to consider to obtain a finished, quality product. Designing for manufacturing, or DFM, is a common term used by many industrial engineers. Although, in the plastic injection molding industry, DFM can mean designing for moldability. While these two terms are sometimes … Continue reading How to Design a Part for Moldability & Manufacturability