C Kinser, Author at Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Author: C Kinser

How to Handle Knit Line Issues

December 19, 2018

Overall, injection molding is a relatively simple process. A thermoplastic resin is heated to its melting point and injected into the cavity of an injection mold to produce a specific part geometry. The part is cooled in the mold until it reaches a temperature where it is solid enough to be ejected. Knit lines are […]

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Lifetime Mold Guarantee

December 6, 2018

We often get asked about our Lifetime Mold Guarantee.  What is it?  How does it work? Xcentric offers a Lifetime Mold Guarantee at no extra cost to you for the life of your project. We stand behind every mold we build and run. Features and benefits of the guarantee include: No Part Quantity Limits – […]

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Submitting 3D CAD files for Rapid Manufacturing

November 30, 2018

As an engineer, you are already very familiar with 3D CAD software used in the design process for a product or part to be manufactured. Depending upon the CAD program and supporting software, very precise, complex parts or products can be designed from them. Each CAD vendor has its own software with its respective native […]

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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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