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The Benefits of Turnkey Manufacturing: Discounted Prices, Greater Quality

Posted by The Rodon Group Marketing Team

2/17/17 11:17 AM

When partnering with a turnkey manufacturer, customers begin with a new design and end with a final, finished product ready for immediate use. Design, toolmaking, production, packing, shipping, and all other details are managed by a single, experienced contractor. The end user simply needs to “turn the key” and start using the product.

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Topics: Manufacturing

How to Avoid Common Injection Molding Defects

Posted by The Rodon Group Marketing Team

2/3/17 11:07 AM

When working with any manufacturing process, a number of defects unique to that process commonly occur. This is true across many processes and industries, including plastic injection molding and high volume injection molding.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

How to Design the Perfect Plastic Part

Posted by Jill Worth

1/27/17 11:17 AM

Used to produce high-quality precision parts at large volumes and low costs, plastic injection molding offers versatile solutions for a range of applications.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

Plastic Injection Molding 101 - Determining the cost of a mold

Posted by Jill Worth

1/20/17 10:37 AM

A common question for those looking to source plastic injection molder is “How much will a plastic injection mold cost?” It makes sense. The actual mold represents the greatest expense in upfront production costs. And, there are many factors that go into determining the cost.  With any custom injection molding project, your injection molder should be able to give you the final price tag. In this article, we will review the variables that can impact the cost so that you can be better informed when making a mold purchasing decision. 

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Injection Molding Basics, Plastic Injection Molding Costs

Planning for 2017: 7 Benefits of Manufacturing in the U.S.

Posted by Jill Worth

1/13/17 10:37 AM

As we've seen in the news lately, more U.S. companies are looking to near-shore or re-shore their manufacturing, whether it be in response to recent trends or to efficiently introduce new products to market. There are many benefits to moving production to the United States. While planning for this new year (and beyond), consider taking these seven benefits into account. 

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, American vs Overseas Manufacturing, Reshoring

4 Ways The Rodon Group Contributes to Sustainable Manufacturing

Posted by Jill Worth

1/5/17 10:27 AM

As green movements gain traction across the globe and consumers increasingly seek out sustainable products, many manufacturers are implementing eco-friendly initiatives throughout their work processes.

At The Rodon Group, we’re committed to nurturing an ethos of environmental sustainability in everything we do. Over the years, we’ve instituted a number of green initiatives, all of which have helped us become one of the most sustainable leaders in the plastic injection molding industry.

These green initiatives have allowed us to streamline our manufacturing process in order to reduce excess packaging, transportation costs and carbon output, waste, water consumption, and energy. Below, we’ve outlined four of our major sustainability efforts.

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Topics: Plastic Manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing, The Rodon Group

Top 10 Plastic Injection Molding Posts of 2016

Posted by Jill Worth

12/16/16 2:45 PM

Happy holidays! Its hard to believe that 2016 is coming to end.  We've had a busy, exciting year creating content with the goal of helping individuals and companies become better informed about plastic injection molding and U.S. manufacturing.  With more than 50 articles in 2016, we covered a lot of territory.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

10 Resources for American Made Holiday Gifts

Posted by Jill Worth

12/9/16 1:33 PM

Last week we featured a blog post by guest author Benn Lamm focusing on how to look for American made products.  He offered several great tips on how to determine where a product was made while you're looking for American-made products this holiday season. 

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Holidays

How to Look For American-Made Products

Posted by Guest Post

11/30/16 2:15 PM

With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to provide some helpful tips when looking for American-made products.  Below is a guest post from Benjamin Lamm at Label Land, LLC, an American clothing label company located in NJ. Benjamin is a content specialist, writer, musician, father and husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

Hydraulic, Electric, and Hybrid Plastic Injection Molding: Which Process is Right for You?

Posted by Jill Worth

11/18/16 1:30 PM

Design engineers have various options when choosing a plastic injection molding process to best suit their specific application. Each of the three primary methods — hydraulic, electric, and hybrid — feature unique benefits and drawbacks. To make the right selection for your project, it’s important to have a full understanding of how these methods differ and what they can offer you.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing, Plastic Injection Molds and Presses

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