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?
Every manufacturing process can introduce different defects into the final product. The goal of every manufacturer is to have the machines, process, and quality assurance in place to reduce and even remove flaws from final parts and products. Welcome to another blog on defects and how to detect and troubleshoot them. This week we look at jetting defects in plastic injection molding. Let’s go over what they are, how they are caused, and what injection molding companies do to avoid them.[Read more…] about Injection Molding Jetting Defects: Signs and Troubleshooting
Just like in all manufacturing, plastic injection molding brings with it their own kinds of defects that can mar or damage parts. It’s critical to work with parts manufacturers who both understand and have the quality control and troubleshooting skills needed to avoid them hurting your bottom line. Not all defects are created equal, and it’s important for you as a client to understand what they are and their causes. Today we’re looking at “splay,” a typically cosmetic defect that might point at issues with your resin or manufacturing process. [Read more…] about What Causes Splay on Plastic Injection Molding Parts?
In last month’s blog, Uncovering Molding Defects And How To Troubleshoot, we discussed the importance of technical expertise and attention to detail to prevent molding defects. There are several common molding defects that our experts at Midstate already know how to troubleshoot. Last month’s blog only highlighted three defects, and we believe it is important for our readers to be informed of additional problems that may arise and how our experts are able to provide precise solutions. [Read more…] about Uncovering Molding Defects and How To Troubleshoot Part II
Creating plastic injection molds requires a high level of technical expertise and attention to detail to prevent mistakes. These mistakes, known as molding defects, can end up costing companies a lot of money when mass producing parts for clients, such as in the markets that we serve. Luckily, our experts at Midstate know how to analyze and solve these defects when they appear in the plastic injection molding process. This article enlightens our readers on some of the molding defects that can occur during the injection process. [Read more…] about Uncovering Molding Defects and How To Troubleshoot