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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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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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
10/18/16 9:15 AM
What Exactly is Turnkey Manufacturing?
Turnkey manufacturing is a full-service manufacturing process in which one company sees through all aspects of a client’s project — from design to tooling to quality control to packing and shipping, leaving the customer with a finished, ready-to-use product.
There are numerous benefits to turnkey manufacturing, from cost savings to streamlined communication. Below, we’ll explore some of these advantages.
Shorter Production Times
In the constantly evolving world of manufacturing, “time is money” rings just as true as it did years ago. When multiple firms are working on one project, miscommunication and disorganization are much more likely, which often results in delays. Turnkey services, however, can significantly cut down on production times as all communication and coordination are streamlined and contained within one team at one company.
An experienced turnkey provider will have an established system in place and an organized team that can get jobs completed efficiently, safely, and on-time. If issues or setbacks do arise, it’s much easier for just one company to tackle them.
Anyone who is involved in the world of plastic injection molding knows that it can often be a complex and confusing process. With over 60 years of experience and expertise in the industry, The Rodon Group has developed several eBooks and white paper on our website for those looking to expand their knowledge of this manufacturing process.
9/28/16 6:30 AM
Plastic injection molding has a language all it’s own and with so many unique terms it can be difficult to learn the language. We put together a list of the top terms to know when discussing plastic injection molding, mold parts, materials, and problems. We hope you find this to be a useful resource.