When selecting the optimal plastic material for a certain injection molding application, it is prudent to use a commodity resin. This type of resin gets the job done without exception. Commodity resin is affordable and readily available. Whether the application in question is a toy, a consumer product or packaging, a commodity resin will likely suffice.
It’s difficult to look in any direction at home, in your car, on vacation, or just shopping without seeing injection molded parts of plastic in some form. Durable, versatile, and comparatively lightweight, plastics are not only more practical than other materials but are easily recycled and reused. Molded plastics serve a range of roles in
The use of plastic injection molding or injection molded parts has emerged as one of the best methods to manufacture a wide variety of parts and products. This technology feeds plastic into heated barrels where it is mixed. The plastic is then placed in a mold cavity where it takes shape and hardens to form
According to Cerasis, a good number of U.S manufacturers who had set up base outside the country have moved back home, a move known as reshoring. A study carried out by a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) established that 54% of companies with revenues of USD$1 billion and above are thinking about reshoring. The lure of
Why Design is Key to Plastic Injection Molding Before plastic parts are manufactured, a solid design is needed. This design is then used to build an injection mold as per a customer’s given product specifications. This is what is known as injection molding design. The criteria for injection molding design Injection molding design is done
In recent months, there have been several important articles regarding the custom plastic injection molding industry and, very notably, news on the U.S political front that could change the direction of all American industry. The discussion in this piece summarizes some relevant custom plastic injection molding articles while exploring the industry impact of the possible
With innovative new technology and science popping up every day it is hard to decide what injection molding news is relevant or important. You don’t have to worry any longer, we have sifted through the top plastic injection molding sites and found the top Plastic Injection Molding stories and research that you
January 9-10, 2017 Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Detroit, Mich. The Plastics in Automotive conference, one of the largest events for automotive molders and suppliers in North America, will return for a third year in January 2017. Organized by Plastics News, this seminal industry event kicks off the year by exploring many of the
Many individuals loosely associated with the manufacturing world, have long been under the inaccurate assumption that offshoring always improves a company’s bottom line due to lower wages abroad. As a result, for too long, companies failed to adequately analyze the full costs involved with offshoring. These costs include not only the financial shipping and tariff costs,
Plastic injection molding is an effective way to mass produce a product or production element for your business. Whether you need a few hundred, or hundreds of thousands, of a single item, the right injection molding company can make it happen. Before you select a custom injection molder for your project, perform a thorough evaluation for fit.