Material Requirement Planning system improves manufacturing efficiency

Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset.  We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.

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How to Achieve Perfect Plastic Parts

The adage “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong” should never be true in the world of injection molding.  In fact, problems can be easily avoided from the very beginning as long you are working with a turnkey precision molding manufacturer.  Some companies opt to use an outside design firm to design the mold, then contract another vendor to build the mold (often these were offshore mold builders) and another to run the parts.  By separating these responsibilities, they often sacrifice control, accountability and quality.

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Automation keeps American Manufacturers competitive

There has been a great deal of fanfare over the growth in American Manufacturing.  The reasons for this change are varied.  Many point to the narrowing gap in foreign pricing, higher transportation costs and lack of intellectual property protection in foreign countries.  One of the most egregious offenders in this category is China, where we have also seen a great rise in wages and other related costs.

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Demand-driven factory management exceeds customer expectations

Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset.  We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.

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You can't shut down Manufacturing Day

While our government may have come to a standstill last week on Friday, October 4th, Manufacturing Day at The Rodon Group continued with a few last minute changes.  Absent were our local congressman and delegates from the Commerce Department.  However, we still had a great turnout including educators, workforce development professionals and local business leaders.  Our speakers included our President and CEO Michael Araten, the CEO of Bollman Hats and Founder of American Made Matters, Don Rongione as well as John Grant, Manager of Government Affairs for SPI, The Plastics Industry Trade Association. 

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Key Ingredients to Achieving Perfect Plastic Parts

The adage “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong” should never be true in the world of injection molding.  In fact, problems can be easily avoided from the very beginning as long you are working with a turnkey precision molding manufacturer.  Some companies opt to use an outside design firm to design the mold, then contract another vendor to build the mold (often these were offshore mold builders) and another to run the parts.  By separating these responsibilities, they often sacrifice control, accountability and quality.

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The Rodon Group invests in new technology

The Rodon Group recently added six of the latest Nissei servo-driven hydraulic injection molding machines to their manufacturing floor.  These energy-efficient machines provide the combined advantages of both hydraulic and electric injection systems.  They are designed to deliver better performance for both thin - and thick-walled applications.

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Plastic Injection Molding 101 - Cold runner versus hot runner molds

Every plastic part starts in a mold.   Molds are classified into two main types, cold runner and hot runner.  Each has its advantages and disadvantages.   Your plastic injection molder will be able to give you the costs and benefits of using these different systems.  However, by understanding the key differences of these technologies, you can have a more educated discussion on the type of mold that would best fit your project. 

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The Rodon Group launches new website

Designing and launching a new website is a labor of love.  You nurture the content to make sure your customers and prospects have access to the information they need.  You try to make this information easy to find and easy to read.  And then, you work to make every page visually appealing to keep your audience interested and engaged.

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Plastic Injection Molding Robotics in Action

You can save time and money through injection molding automation.  Our "Cheaper Than China" pricing is due in large part to our investment in a series of amazing fully automated, robotic machines which run on a 24-hour production schedule. Instead of labor intensive hand-packing, our machines do that work around the clock.

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