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Jill Worth

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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

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

Celebrating American-Made on November 19

Posted by Jill Worth

11/9/16 10:30 AM

American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 4th annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming 2016 holiday season to show their support for U.S. manufacturing.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

Understanding Plastic Injection Molding Volumes

Posted by Jill Worth

11/1/16 8:30 AM

With over 16,000 injection molding and plastic manufacturing facilities in the United States, there is no shortage of companies to choose from. When choosing a provider, many factors should be taken into consideration, including capabilities, quality assurance, cost, company reputation, and delivery time. Finding the right plastic injection molder to fit your needs may seem daunting, but determining your volume requirements first and foremost — and how they may shift over time — will help narrow down your options.

As you’ll see below, plastic injection molding providers usually specialize in one of three volume classifications:

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

5 questions to answer for an injection molding quote

Posted by Jill Worth

10/25/16 11:25 AM

The world is full of creative people with creative ideas. Crowd sourcing websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help entrepreneurs refine their products and raise capital. But what happens when these designers and engineers want to take their ideas to market?  They need to determine the processes required to manufacturer their invention. Even the largest companies with a wide range of resources might not truly understand about the injection molding process and how important it is that a part be designed for manufacturability

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

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