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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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Product Material Selection That Ensures High Quality Parts

August 9, 2018

There are many elements that influence the plastic injection molding manufacturing process. A key component to this process is the material used to create the part itself. There are numerous thermoplastic resin material options that are available for plastic injection molded parts. The content of these materials will directly affect part production. It will impact […]

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Get A Free Surface Finish Guide

August 2, 2018

The surface finish of an injection molded part is a critical feature that directly effects the outcome of your product going to market. Whether an internal or external part, the finish can range from a rough textured surface to a fine polish.  Sometimes cosmetic treatments also play a role in its outcome. Engineers and Product […]

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Meeting Time to Market Deadlines with Complex Insert Molding

July 27, 2018

What is Insert Molding? Insert molding is sometimes utilized in order to get parts to market faster.  It is a process in which plastic is injected into a mold that contains a pre-placed insert. The result of insert molding is a single molded plastic piece with an insert surrounded by the plastic.   Insert Molding Process The insert molding process begins with the placement of inserts in […]

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