It’s easy to bake a cake when all the cooking instruments and ingredients are conveniently located in the kitchen. Turnkey services operate in the same way, in that all aspects of an injection molding project are overseen by the same company from beginning to end. They handle all phases of the injection molding process, from the initial design all the way to the shipping of the final product. It’s ideal for protecting yourself from mishaps resulting from middlemen. However, the benefits of entrusting your injection molding to a turnkey manufacturer are even more widespread than that.[Read more…] about The Benefits of Entrusting Your Injection Molding to a Turnkey Manufacturer
Using plastics in a wide variety of industries provides strength, versatility, and cost-efficiency that is difficult to achieve with many other materials. However, determining the application for which you intend to use plastics can inform you of the manufacturing process you should pursue. In particular, two popular methods for manufacturing plastic parts – plastic injection molding and thermoforming – offer many unique advantages depending on the specifications required for your project. In this blog, we will compare the advantages of both so you can determine the best option for you.[Read more…] about Comparing Plastic Injection Molding and Thermoforming
Injection molding is the preferred method for producing high-quality plastic parts, but it’s a complex operation that requires extensive knowledge of the process and machinery. That’s why it’s important to consider various aspects of a part’s designs, as everything from the vendor’s qualifications and equipment and to the part’s angles and edges can influence the quality of the final product. The subsequent guidelines to follow when designing injection molding parts require more upfront work but will pay dividends in both mold design and part production.[Read more…] about Guidelines to Follow When Designing Injection Molding Parts
COVID-19 has been longer-lasting and more resistant to preventative measures than previously imagined. However, manufacturers and their clients now have a new tool to help in the fight against the epidemic and other harmful viruses and bacteria. Plastic injection molding has long been seen as an effective means for creating high production, quality parts for the medical field, and with the new method of including antimicrobial and antiviral additives in the plastics, it’s serving an even greater purpose.[Read more…] about Antimicrobial and Antiviral Additives in Injection Molding
Regardless of the effects of the US-China trade war, sourcing parts locally has always been ideal for companies invested in quality and reliability. Plastic injection molding manufacturers based in the US are bound to stringent guidelines that ensure their products and team members are treated with the utmost care. However, before you enter a partnership with a domestic manufacturer, you should learn about the best ways to source high-quality plastic parts in the US.[Read more…] about How You Can Source High-Quality Plastic Parts in the US
Discoloration in injection molding is defined as a disparity in the original color of the plastic. This part defect can arise from a multitude of sources, such as overheating, contamination, or manufacturing error. This inconsistency in the part’s coloring is caused by thermal degradation, and depending on the severity, it can influence how noticeable this defect is. In order to avoid this complication, one must first understand what can cause discoloration in plastic injection molding.[Read more…] about What Can Cause Discoloration in Plastic Injection Molding?