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A Holiday Video to Bring You Some Cheer

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/18/14 1:30 PM

Hope this little video gets you in the holiday spirit.

 

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A Holiday message from The Rodon Group

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/18/14 8:30 AM

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all we have to be grateful for.  At The Rodon Group, we are grateful to have wonderful customers and vendors that have helped our business grow.
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Topics: Video, The Rodon Group,, Holiday Season 2014

Happy Hanukkah

Posted by Jill Worth

12/17/14 2:00 PM

A Hanukkah holiday message in the spirit of the "Festival of Lights".

Warm Hanukkah wishes to our friends, colleagues and customers

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Topics: The Rodon Group,, happy hanukkah

The Rodon Group's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/16/14 11:00 AM

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A New Slideshow - When to Use a Precision Injection Molder

Posted by Community User

12/11/14 11:30 AM

With a busy holiday schedule ahead, we wanted to condense one of our more popular articles into a slide presentation for easy review.

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Topics: plastic injection molding,

Injection Molding Machine Basics

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/9/14 9:30 AM

If you are planning to manufacturer plastic parts, there is some basic information you should know about injection molding machines.  This article provides an overview of tonnage and clamping force.  We hope you find this information useful.  If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Injection Press Basics

While plastic injection molders will help you determine the size of the machine needed to get the best result, a project designer or engineer can get a good estimate based on some basic information.   By knowing approximately what size machine will be required, you can better source a plastic injection molder that will meet your needs.

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Topics: plastic injection molding,, plastic injection molds and presses, The Rodon Group,, injection molding machines, molding machines

Five questions for an injection molding quote

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/4/14 1:00 PM

The world is full of creative people with creative ideas, but sometimes they lack the knowledge needed to bring those ideas to fruition.  New crowd sourcing websites like Kickstarter and Quirky 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.

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Topics: injection molding,, plastic injection molding,, plastic manufacturing

Thanks to Our Customers; Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Paula Hynes

11/25/14 10:30 AM



We live in a world where attention spans grow shorter every day; where Wall Street seems focused on fast profits not long-term strategies and companies are pressured to produce products at the very lowest costs.

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Topics: American Manufacturing

A Big Win - Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers

Posted by Paula Hynes

11/20/14 9:30 AM

Hiring veterans is the focus of the Get Skills to Work coalition, a collaboration sponsored by General Electric that combines manufacturers, educational institutions, and veterans advocates to prepare our soldiers for manufacturing careers.

According to the website "The Get Skills to Work coalition wouldn't be possible without the support and partnership from Alcoa, the Atlantic Council, Boeing, Futures Inc, the Gary Sinise Foundation, GE, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, LinkedIn, Lockheed Martin, the Manufacturing Institute, TechShop, and others. The Get Skills to Work Advisory Council has also played a major role in advising the coalition from the veterans' perspective. By helping veterans qualify and get hired for new careers, we can close the skills gap and enhance America's advanced manufacturing sector."


In this video, Gary Sinise describes the mission of the program.

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Topics: manufacturing, American Manufacturing, manufacturing careers, Gary Sinise, getskillstowork

Superheroes and STEM: 21st century cool

Posted by Jill Worth

11/18/14 11:00 AM

This past weekend I took my son to see the movie Big Hero 6.  We were at Disney World recently, and the movie was promoted all over the parks.  Needless to say, my son loves anything superhero or robot related, so this was a must see on our list.  The movie is about a young boy named Hiro who lives in a futuristic city. Hiro is a 14-year-old robotics genius who spends his time participating in back alley robot fights. His older brother, Tadashi, worried that Hiro is wasting his potential. He takes Hiro to the robotics lab at his university, where Hiro meets Tadashi's friends, and Baymax, a personal healthcare robot Tadashi created.  When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." The movie centers on the special bond that develops between Baymax and Hiro.  

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Topics: STEM Education,, STEM careers and education

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