Next week, we will launch our new eBook “An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding.” This resource guide contains information (more than 40 pages) to help designers, engineers and purchasing professionals navigate the world of plastic injection molding. Our goal is to make our customers more knowledgeable about what goes into making a plastic part. It is written to provide a basic understanding of the presses, the processes and the cost factors involved in manufacturing.
Plastic injection molding may not be rocket science, but it comes pretty close. There are hundreds of terms used in the industry. We have chosen to highlight the most common nomenclature used when discussing mold parts, materials and problems.
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.
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.
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.
Our website is frequently visited by product designers, engineers and purchasing agents who are looking for information on plastic injection molding. With this in mind, we have created a new series of articles that are developed to give our readers a better understanding of the presses, processes and pitfalls in our industry.