When a company decides it’s time to move to a plastic injection molder, it’s no small task. Companies that need to undergo tool relocation or mold transfers are often wary of this process for a few reasons. Some companies try to avoid the whole situation completely and even opt to incur the greater expense of building a new tool at the same facility instead of transporting it to a new one. With the right process and safeguards in place, a tool transfer is a perfectly viable option. [Read more…] about 5 Steps for Easy Tool Relocation of Molded Parts
Establishing a uniform wall is one of the most important decisions an engineer makes when designing a plastic part. The nominal wall influences the overall dimensions of the part, the part performance, and the manufacturing requirements. Proper wall thickness is just one of the key design elements that must be held to a high standard for the injection molding process to work properly. This article discusses the importance of maintaining uniform wall thickness as well as the drawbacks of not being able to maintain this design feature. [Read more…] about How Does Uniform Wall Thickness Improve Part Design?
There are a variety of manufacturing methods used to create plastic molded products. Two methods mentioned in this article, double shot molding and overmolding, are viable manufacturing processes that offer several advantages for many plastic manufacturers. Both processes can be difficult to master since they require adherence to the very tightest of tolerances. Below, we discuss the differences and advantages between double shot molding and overmolding. [Read more…] about The Difference Between Double Shot Molding and Overmolding
When you invest in a high-quality mold or tool, you expect better quality and longevity. Regular and careful maintenance and inspections can prevent part failures, malfunctions, and lower the overall cost of your injection molding program. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning are required for basic longevity to sustain and protect the lifespan of an injection mold. [Read more…] about Avoiding Mold Neglect with Injection Mold Maintenance
Have a design of a plastic part or product that you feel is best suited for plastic injection molding? Great! When you’re looking to finally contact a molding manufacturer, you must perform a thorough evaluation for fit. What areas should you focus on when hiring a potential molder? In this blog, we review the features that make a reputable molder stand out from all the rest. [Read more…] about Features to Explore When Hiring a Potential Molder
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