It’s easy to bake a cake when all the cooking instruments and ingredients are conveniently located in the kitchen. Turnkey services operate in the same way, in that all aspects of an injection molding project are overseen by the same company from beginning to end. They handle all phases of the injection molding process, from the initial design all the way to the shipping of the final product. It’s ideal for protecting yourself from mishaps resulting from middlemen. However, the benefits of entrusting your injection molding to a turnkey manufacturer are even more widespread than that.[Read more…] about The Benefits of Entrusting Your Injection Molding to a Turnkey Manufacturer
Regardless of the effects of the US-China trade war, sourcing parts locally has always been ideal for companies invested in quality and reliability. Plastic injection molding manufacturers based in the US are bound to stringent guidelines that ensure their products and team members are treated with the utmost care. However, before you enter a partnership with a domestic manufacturer, you should learn about the best ways to source high-quality plastic parts in the US.[Read more…] about How You Can Source High-Quality Plastic Parts in the US
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?
The process of injection molding involves plastic being inserted into a hollow mold cavity. The finalized product takes on the shape of the desired part. However, what if your project requires multiple plastic parts? Designing and building several molds is expensive and time-consuming, which is where multi-cavity molds and family molds come into play. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between the two and how to determine the best option for your needs.[Read more…] about Multi-Cavity Molds vs. Family Molds: Which Best Serves Your Needs?
While the US-China trade war certainly presented a major disruption of imports, COVID-19 is putting a strain on the global economy that’s forcing many companies to rethink their sourcing strategies. These shifts in imported vs. domestic manufacturing have generated overarching implications for US-based industries. In particular, the injection molding industry has begun to witness companies favoring plastic parts produced locally over outsourced products. These changes are further explained in an annual analysis known as the Reshoring Index.[Read more…] about Injection Molding and the Reshoring Index
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