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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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Overmolding Can Help with Grip

April 13, 2018

One of the more common reasons to utilize the overmolding process is to create a soft grip. Pulling from the example used below, the green part is used functionally as a twist-able nozzle that will help direct the flow of a liquid. However, in this case, the plastic chosen to facilitate the flow and to […]

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The Impact of Tight Tolerances on Your Part Design

April 4, 2018

Tight tolerances can affect product design, quality control and manufacturing Tolerances play a crucial role in determining the performance of your end product. Selecting the proper tolerances can assist in ensuring product quality, ease of manufacturing and faster time to market.  Click here for some tips on factors that impact tolerances.

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3 Types of Manufacturers and Why it’s Critical to Select the Right One

December 2, 2017

Choosing a competent vendor to help you produce your part is a critical step for the success of your project.  Let’s examine some of the different types of vendors currently available to source from. Conventional Manufacturing Conventional manufacturing is Unless your design is highly niched, extra large in size or requires more than 100,000 parts run at […]

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