Did you know that over 400 million tons of plastic waste are produced every day, and around 12.7 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year? This is a huge problem, as plastic takes centuries to decompose and can cause serious harm to marine life and ecosystems. To combat this issue, many industries are turning … Continue reading 10 Industries that Benefit from Implementing Plastic Injection Molding in their Manufacturing Processes
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.
Injection molding is a manufacturing process that has been around for over 100 years. It was first used to produce soap and later evolved into injection molding machines, which are now used to create almost anything you can imagine, from the battery in your phone to running shoes. This article will cover everything you need to know … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About 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?
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
Many factors affect the quality of a finished injection molded product, such as process repeatability, raw material properties, the molding environment, complex part geometries and tool design. Even with every variable meeting the most desirable characteristics, a poor tool design will result in poor quality parts every time. It may not even be a poor … Continue reading Best Practices for Injection Molding Tool Design
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 plastic molding requires custom designed and built steel molds to produce the part to design specifications, functionality and volume. It’s important to choose the right type of steel for your mold to manufacture quality parts. As any good molder knows, the key to quality custom injection molded parts begins with a quality tool. Most … Continue reading Classes of Steel Molds for Custom Plastic Molding
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
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