Plastic injection molding has been an ideal business to benefit from the lean manufacturing process. In previous articles, we have examined both low and high-volume manufacturing in Low and High-Volume Production: Injection Molding and 4 Benefits of Low-Volume Molding. In this article, we will primarily be discussing another form of production that we are capable of providing to our client—the lean manufacturing process (also known as “The Push-Pull System”). [Read more…] about Plastic Injection Molding and the Lean Manufacturing Process
Thermoplastic fluoropolymers are commonly used in medical and life science applications due to their chemical inertness, low extractables and leachables, and moisture barrier properties. Fluoropolymers, specifically thermoplastics, are appropriate for difficult and demanding product storage due to their suitability in storing delicate molecules and aggressive chemical compounds. In this blog, we dive deeper into how these polymers are the best choice when creating injection molded fluoropolymer parts for medical and life-science devices [Read more…] about Injection Molded Fluoropolymers for Medical & Life-Science Market
In a fast-paced market, it’s critical to get customer parts and products into the market quickly while still achieving the specified tolerance, finish, and function. In our previous blog, Low and High-Volume Production: Injection Molding, we briefly discussed the advantages of both low-volume and high-volume manufacturing. In this blog, we will be taking a closer look at the benefits of low-volume manufacturing and how this form of production yields quick turnaround on a budget. [Read more…] about 4 Benefits of Low-Volume Molding
With over thousands of plastic injection molding and plastic manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to choose from, what are one of the top qualities that make a molding company stand out? When choosing a provider, many factors should be taken into consideration; including capabilities, quality assurance, company reputation, cost, and delivery time. Finding the right plastic injection molder to fit your needs may seem time-consuming but determining your low and high-volume requirements first and how they may shift over time, will help to narrow down your options. [Read more…] about Low and High-Volume Production: Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding is one of the most common and successful methods of manufacturing. It is used to make millions of parts and products each year no matter how small and intricate, from electric connectors to housing filters. In our previous blog, Most Common Thermoplastics Used in Injection Molding, we discussed the performance characteristics of some of the most popular thermoplastics as well as products created in the plastics market. We wanted to take this topic a step further and highlight three other superb thermoplastics used in injection molding. [Read more…] about Most Common Thermoplastics Used in Injection Molding Part II
In our previous blog, Selecting the Appropriate Resin Grade for Your Application, thermoplastics are categorized into three different resin grades; commodity, engineering, and specialty/high-performance. These categories of resins have special properties that they are known for. However, during the plastic injection molding process, some of the thermoplastics properties can diminish. This is where additive applications, a complex blend of materials, can help to stabilize or enhance properties that were lost during processing. With the blend of additives, plastics can be made safer, cleaner, tougher, and more colorful. [Read more…] about What Additive Applications Improve Resin Characteristics?