We’re proud to be a mold maker and plastic parts manufacturer with many clients from the medical market. For those outside or just starting in the medical industry, it can be surprising how different and rigorous the demands and tolerances for medical plastic injection molded parts is vs. their commercial industry counterparts. Today, we’d like to look at three major places—plastics, QA, and traceability—these parts need to excel at to meet the requirements of the medical industry and patient use.[Read more…] about The Difference Between Normal and Medical Plastic Injection Molded Parts
The Importance of Properly Dried Polymer Resin in Manufacturing
An often-overlooked part of the plastic injection molding parts manufacturing process, the use of a resin dryer is a key part of producing quality parts, every time. Today we’re going to look at how properly dried polymer resin in manufacturing can be such a big deal, how dryers fit into a larger plastic injection molding QA program, and how not all dryers are created equal.[Read more…] about The Importance of Properly Dried Polymer Resin in Manufacturing
Maintaining Critical Plastics Productivity While Increasing Sustainability
The continuing trend of sustainability in all aspects of manufacturing and industry is coming from the top in form of government regulations down to the bottom in terms of customer preference. This means you may need to change your own company’s sustainability initiatives, which can be challenging if your production relies on plastic parts. Today, we’re going to look at how you can maintain plastics productivity while increasing sustainability in your industry by working with the right plastic injection molding manufacturer.[Read more…] about Maintaining Critical Plastics Productivity While Increasing Sustainability
The Advantages of Sourcing Your Injection Molding
Manufacturing products entirely made in-house can seem like an attractive proposition, but it’s a prospect that is either extremely difficult to achieve or outright unattainable. It’s usually a consideration rooted in the perceived notion of reduced costs or faster production, but the likelihood of achieving either of these benefits is slim. In fact, outsourcing some of your product’s parts can have many immediate and long-term benefits that exceed in-house production. Let’s specifically review some of the advantages of sourcing your injection molding.[Read more…] about The Advantages of Sourcing Your Injection Molding
What Certifications Should Your Manufacturer Have?
There are many manufacturers that can make parts for your product. While we’re of course partial to injection molding, regardless of the process and the company, there are some key things that any manufacturer should have. One of those is certification – certification in whatever process they use, quality control, material sourcing, etc. In this post we’ll look at the types and specific certifications and standards you should look for when working with a manufacturer.[Read more…] about What Certifications Should Your Manufacturer Have?