Category Archives: Mold Making

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

Turnkey Manufacturing Provides Valuable Benefits

Many processes must come together to end up with the finished manufactured part that consistently meets customer specifications. Sourcing your manufacturing program with a full-service domestic contractor that offers part design, engineering, tooling design and construction, part production, secondary processes, packing and shipping – all under one roof – delivers maximum cost saving benefits. When … Continue reading Turnkey Manufacturing Provides Valuable Benefits

Challenges Facing the Precision CNC Machine Shop

The evolvement of computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology has had significant impact on machining and manufacturing processes. The first CNC machine shops sprouted up in the 1960s, although these computerized machines were primitive by today’s standards with little control options and no memory. By the 1980s, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) was becoming more popular … Continue reading Challenges Facing the Precision CNC Machine Shop