There are a lot of things that go into making plastic parts. But the single biggest choice that will affect multiple categories of strength, price, flexibility, production speed, and even mold design during the project is the kind of plastic resin you pick for your production. It’s also a decision that needs to be made by the client, not the mold or part designer. All we can do is suggest plastics based on your needs. Today we’re here to provide you with some background on the four most popular thermoplastics and why they are so often used.[Read more…] about The Most Popular Thermoplastics Used in Injection Molding
If you are considering creating a plastic product, then you’ve asked yourself: What are the differences between injection molding and rotational molding? How do they compare in costs, production consistency, materials and design flexibility? We have discussed the advantages of the plastic injection molding process previously in our blog Five Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding. Before we examine the advantages of injection molding over rotational molding, we’ll need to examine the process of rotational molding. [Read more…] about Advantages of Injection Molding Over Rotational Molding
Have a design of a plastic part or product that you feel is best suited for plastic injection molding? Great! When you’re looking to finally contact a molding manufacturer, you must perform a thorough evaluation for fit. What areas should you focus on when hiring a potential molder? In this blog, we review the features that make a reputable molder stand out from all the rest. [Read more…] about Features to Explore When Hiring a Potential Molder
In our previous blog, Selecting the Appropriate Resin Grade for Your Application, thermoplastics are categorized into three different resin grades; commodity, engineering, and specialty/high-performance. These categories of resins have special properties that they are known for. However, during the plastic injection molding process, some of the thermoplastics properties can diminish. This is where additive applications, a complex blend of materials, can help to stabilize or enhance properties that were lost during processing. With the blend of additives, plastics can be made safer, cleaner, tougher, and more colorful. [Read more…] about What Additive Applications Improve Resin Characteristics?
Choosing the best resin plays a crucial part in about every facet of the plastic injection molding process. There are thousands of different injection molded thermoplastics to choose from with widely varying properties. With the rising popularity of plastics, they are being used in more applications than ever before because of their reputable characteristics: strength, endurance, and resistance. This article will help guide you towards a resin that would be the best match for your molded parts. [Read more…] about Choosing the Best Resin for Your Molded Parts
The discovery and creation of plastic products have changed the way we live our lives every day. For plastic injection molders, it is becoming a norm to incorporate an environmentally responsible business plan to any effective long-term strategy. Not only due to the growing number of laws and regulations that businesses must comply with, but because the public expects businesses to take part in preserving the environment for their communities and future generations. [Read more…] about Protecting Our Future: The Benefits of Recycling Plastics