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
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. In this blog, we’re looking at one of the more common part defects that can come from injection molding: weld lines. Let’s go over what weld lines defects are, how they are caused, and what injection molding companies do to avoid them.[Read more…] about Weld Line Defects in Plastic Injection Molding
Looking for an accurate quote for your plastic injection molding project? Having the right information and files on hand isn’t only going to produce quicker and more accurate results, it could very well save you money. By knowing the answers ahead of time, you can better estimate your needs and the hidden costs such as material selection and additional services. Below is the information, files, and answers to have ready when looking for a plastic injection molding quote.[Read more…] about Plastic Injection Molding Quote: What to Have Ready
When it comes to designing and manufacturing the plastic parts for your products, you’ve got several manufacturing methods at your fingertips. Before you get started prototyping your part and committing to how your plastic parts will be produced, it’s important to explore your options and find out which method will work best for your needs, from material selection to the speed and scale of parts production. In this comparison, we explore two methods: plastic injection molding and CNC machining. [Read more…] about Comparing Plastic Injection Molding and CNC Machining
There are many features for plastic parts that are best implemented through injection molding. Today, we’re looking at the “living hinge,” a specially designed bridge between two pieces that works like a traditional hinge, but without the need for using new material or assembly. Specifically optimized for injection molding, a living hinge is a great tool when it comes to optimizing parts for injection molding. Let’s look at how they work and common types to use in your next project. [Read more…] about Injection Molding Features: The Living Hinge
When it comes to producing your plastic parts, you’ve got several manufacturing processes to pick from. While we will always point to the advantages of injection molding, it’s important to understand the alternatives and which niche in the market they fill. Today we’re looking at spin casting and contrasting it to injection molding. Which is the best for you? It all depends on your needs and the scale of your project. [Read more…] about Should You Choose Plastic Injection Molding or Spin Casting?