C Kinser, Author at Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Author: C Kinser

The Difference Between Traditional and Rapid Molding

November 19, 2018

FEATURED NOVEMBER 17, 2018 BY LESLIE LANGNAU-DESIGN WORLD The “digitization” of nearly every process to make products continues. The latest industry to experience this shift is molding. Here’s a look at how digitization may affect traditional molding service providers. Pierre Viaud-Murat | Senior Vice President of Sales Digital manufacturing offers many benefits across multiple touch […]

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Plastic Injection Molding & Other Molding Types

October 26, 2018

Plastic Injection Molding & Other Molding Types   We are frequently asked about different molding types and how each effect the process of part design and production. At Xcentric Mold & Engineering, we specialize in plastic injection molding.  Below briefly highlights some of the more popular molding types: Injection Molding Injection molding is a manufacturing process […]

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What is Digital Manufacturing?

October 22, 2018

Rapid or digital manufacturing is a natural progression from traditional manufacturing. The capabilities afforded by digitization, automation and data connectivity translate into reduced costs and increased efficiencies. So how does it work? Each process step is streamlined to accommodate quicker turnaround times with low-cost automated solutions. The process is entirely digitized and starts with the […]

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How Wall Thickness Impacts Injection Mold Part Design

October 8, 2018

Maintaining uniform wall thickness throughout your plastic injection molding part design is critical.  Without uniform wall thickness, many issues can occur such as sink, warping, short shot (meaning the material in tool does not fill correctly), and cosmetic imperfections. Below are some general guidelines on wall thickness: A 10% increase in wall thickness provides approximately […]

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Ribs Can Enhance Your Injection Molded Part

September 26, 2018

Ribs are a feature in plastic injection molded parts. Ribs are thin extensions that run perpendicular from a wall or plane.  They are commonly used to provide additional support and strength to a part. Thickness and location are essential to rib design.  Below are some helpful guidelines when considering the use of ribs: They should […]

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Expanded CNC Capabilities

September 14, 2018

We have expanded our current CNC machining capabilities.  In order to precisely create your simple-to-complex parts, we offer the following: Facilities with expanded 5-axis CNC machining centers 3, 4 and 5 axis machines that save you time and money Metal or plastic parts A variety of surface finishes are available Unlimited undercuts Threads and holes […]

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The Importance of Material Selection in Plastic Injection Molding

September 7, 2018

Choosing the appropriate material for plastic injection molding part production is critical. There are approximately 85,000+ thermoplastics available in the marketplace. Within the vast material options available, there are approximately 40 polymer blends or families. We carry 40+ resins in stock.  In addition, we will assist you with sourcing non-stock materials, custom colors, speciality resins […]

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Improve Plastic Injection Molded Parts with Draft

August 30, 2018

Draft is an angle incorporated into your plastic part design to aid in the ejection process. Include Draft Upfront in the Design Process Plastic parts should be designed with draft to prevent sticking and ejector pin push marks on the outward surface during ejection. Applying the proper draft angles or tapers on the surface of […]

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Overmolding Tip: Save Time & Money

August 23, 2018

Overmolding is a process where a single part is created using two or more different materials in combination. The first material, often referred to as the substrate, is partially or fully covered by another material (overmold material) during the manufacturing process.  A wide range of materials are capable of being overmolded, including both hard and […]

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Case Study: Celling Biosciences Receives Complex Parts for a Cellular Therapy Device in 30 Days

August 16, 2018

Medical and scientific devices pose three key challenges for companies like Celling Biosciences: time, quality, and cost. On one hand, to build a reputation for leadership in the closely watched biotech industry, you have to launch innovative products before your competitors can do likewise. On the other hand, if you can’t manufacture high-quality injection molding […]

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