If you’re considering creating a plastic product, then you’ve definitely asked yourself: is plastic injection molding the right process for creating my part? How does it compare in costs per unit, lead times, design flexibility, product consistency, and up-front costs compared to other processes? Plastic injection molding is the preferred process for many reasons, such as manufacturing plastic parts in high-volumes. Below are other advantages and common uses that should help you to determine if this process is right for your part. [Read more…] about Is Plastic Injection Molding the Right Process for You?
Offshore tooling is desired by many plastic injection molders who consider the premier factors like quality, access to resources, time, and cost. We offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy the price advantage associated with offshore tooling, while providing state-side day-to-day project management, from design to product sampling. Below are the major benefits and drawbacks of low-cost offshore tool production. [Read more…] about Benefits and Drawbacks of Offshore Tooling
Injection and extrusion molding are two popular plastic molding methods in the industrial and manufacturing sector that are used to make products with varying shapes and sizes. Depending on the product and the customer, both processes have their individual strengths. Midstate Mold & Engineering is strictly a plastic injection molding manufacturing company, but it is always helpful to our customers to know the difference between each process. [Read more…] about Plastic Molding Methods: Injection vs. Extrusion
Thermoplastic injection molding is the most common way to manufacture parts. Thermoplastics are polymers that can be repeatedly molten or softened by heating and solidified by cooling—as a physical change rather than a chemical change that takes place during the creation of thermoset materials. It is important to distinguish what type of thermoplastic should be used for the type of product you want us to help you create. Below are the most common thermoplastics used in injection molding.
It appears 3D printing and injection molding are at odds with each other, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. 3D printing and injection molding are not competing technologies so much as they are complimentary. They both primarily produce parts from plastics, capable of high degrees of geometric complexity, and are used for manufacturing and rapid prototype generation. There is a need for both types of this technology in manufacturing.
Plastic injection molding is an extremely useful manufacturing method for producing different parts and products. It is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes in the world for mass producing plastic parts. Plastic injection molding is the process of manufacturing plastic parts and components from heating either plastic pellets or powdered plastics. The liquid is then forced into a mold to harden into the finished product. Plastic injection molding has multiple advantages that other methods of plastic molding do not have. These are the five advantages of choosing to use plastic injection molding for your next project.