QT Manufacturing announces the arrival of our newest Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). The Keyence High Accuracy Image Dimension Measurement System (LM Series) brings a number of advantages to our operations. This new machine addition is fast, accurate and easy to use, meaning we can put this CMM machine to work for you immediately. At QT … Continue reading QT Manufacturing Announces New CMM Machine Addition
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.
When evaluating suppliers for your products, many companies today are weighing the pros and cons of international versus domestic manufacturing. Many manufacturers may feel that sourcing plastic injection molded products from overseas suppliers provides great cost savings, although many factors can affect a product’s total cost (and cheaper may not always be the best value). … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of International vs Domestic Manufacturing
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?
Plastics are everywhere and are the most common material used for producing products, ranging from toys and household goods to precision parts in automotive and aerospace components. Plastics are versatile, with a wide range of materials that can be formed into parts that resemble rubber to products that are strong like steel, with complicated geometries … Continue reading Guide to Manufacturing: How are Plastics Made?
QT Manufacturing announces the addition of a new Engel ES700/250, 250-ton plastic injection molding press to our lineup. This doubles the clamping pressure and increases our capabilities to produce larger parts with our previously largest press, a 123-ton Nissei. With press sizes ranging from 30-ton to 250-ton, we offer broad capabilities to produce small to … Continue reading QT Manufacturing Adds 250T Press
Market diversification is key to protecting a company’s sustainability, profitability and shareholder interest. When the economy experiences a downturn in one area, others will provide stability and mitigate risk of lost revenue. Proactive manufacturers, such as plastic parts producers and metal machine shops, are continually looking for new opportunities for market diversification. Strengthen Your Domestic … Continue reading QT Manufacturing Diversifies into Medical Parts Production
Reshoring is the term used to describe bringing manufacturing and services back to the United States from other countries. Increasing domestic manufacturing helps to balance the trade deficits, provides more manufacturing jobs to U.S. workers thus reducing unemployment and helps to foster a skilled workforce. Reshoring also provides many benefits to OEMs and manufacturing companies … Continue reading Domestic Manufacturing Solutions for Successful Reshoring
Thermoplastic resins are a type of plastic material known for their ability to soften and liquify in high heat and harden when cooled. Thermoplastic materials are most often used in plastic injection molding and provide versatility in product manufacturing for many industries. Thermoplastics can be recycled by heating again and reusing in manufacturing, depending on … Continue reading Thermoplastic Resins: Versatile with Many Benefits
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