As a business evolves, so too do the parts it requires. A company may need to adjust the size, offer more variations, or make changes to a product based on feedback. For businesses that get their parts from injection molds, they have to decide on how they want to change the produced parts. Some alterations simply require one to modify their existing mold, while others may call for the creation of an entirely new injection mold. In this blog, we will discuss which option would work best for your needs.[Read more…] about Modify an Injection Mold or Build a New Mold?
When placing an order with your manufacturer, it can often be confusing to grasp all the factors that go into calculating the cost per part. The simple answer to determining the price can be attributed to the needs and specifications put forth by the business, but calculating the cost per part of injection molding depends on several elements, from the type of material used to the amount of labor required. This blog will help you understand how manufacturers calculate the pricing of parts.[Read more…] about Breaking Down the Cost Per Part of Injection Molding
The goal of every manufacturer is to provide a final product free of defects by implementing quality control measures. However, if you find your manufactured parts are fracturing into separate layers, you’re witnessing a mode of failure known as delamination. The source of delamination can range from the plastics you use to the condition of your injection mold. Fortunately, Midstate Mold & Engineering has the experience necessary to troubleshoot the different causes of delamination in injection molding.[Read more…] about What Causes Delamination in Injection Molding?
The COVID-19 virus has laid bare the vulnerabilities in parts of our businesses, from the strain of social distancing on supply and demand to the tenuous links in our supply logistics that keep stock on the shelves of manufacturers and retailers alike. In the world of injection molding and plastic parts, you may find yourself or your supply in lockdown from state orders or issues with supply or staff. In this pause, it’s time to think about using this time for tool relocation to keep your business going now and into the future.
While we’ve been planning on writing this blog for some time now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand precisely what goes into making medical-grade polymer parts and why we hold their manufacture to such a high standard. From industry-specific standards and traceability to the requirements that parts and the plastics that make them need to meet. Learn what you need to have when it comes to making plastic injection molding parts for the medical industry.[Read more…] about The Standards for Plastic Injection Molding in the Medical Industry
Due to COVID-19, we live in uncertain times. While we must first look after the health of ourselves, loved ones, employees, and community, it’s also vital that you look after the health of your company and the logistics that feed it. Today we’re looking at how plastic injection molding is adapting to the coronavirus outbreak and how it’s important that regardless of where you are on the supply chain to monitor your situation and those who you receive and deliver to.[Read more…] about COVID-19 and Plastic Injection Molding: Staying Safe and Productive