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 act of prototyping is typically performed to test various part designs to create the best product, and sometimes it’s required to show multiple design elements to prospective investors. Regardless, prototype development is integral to the plastic injection molding process, as the final product should mirror the designer’s image. However, there are often time constraints on part manufacturing, so individually prototyping different molds can be wasteful. That’s where rapid part prototyping comes in to play.[Read more…] about Rapid Part Prototyping: Why to Include Manufacturers During Design
From production requests to manufacturing to shipping to distribution, plastic parts logistics are rarely straightforward, simple, or short. As a crucial link in that chain, we at Midstate Mold and Engineering have some insights on what you can do to protect your plastic parts supply chain from disaster, from dealing with delays and shortfalls to what to change if your supply chain is constantly breaking and affecting your bottom line. Read on to learn about the usual places for delays and what to do about them.[Read more…] about How to Protect Your Plastic Parts Supply Chain from Disaster
Whether this is your first product or your fortieth, if you’re not currently using plastic injection molding, you’re missing out on some great manufacturing options. Regardless of if your concerns are part accuracy, using plastics instead of metals, or if it’s really the most cost-effective option for your needs, we think this top ten list will help convince you to revisit using plastic injection molding for your product.[Read more…] about Top 10 Reasons to Use Plastic Injection Molding for Your Product
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.