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How to Avoid Common Injection Molding Defects

Posted by The Rodon Group Marketing Team

2/3/17 11:07 AM

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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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

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

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

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

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

How Your Business Will Benefit From a Turnkey Manufacturer

Posted by Jill Worth

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.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing, Manufacturing

6 Resources to Help Navigate the World of Plastic Injection Molding

Posted by Jill Worth

10/4/16 6:30 AM

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. 

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

3 Case Studies for Custom Plastic Injection Molding

Posted by Jill Worth

7/19/16 6:30 AM

At Rodon, we manufacture billions of parts every year and have done so since 1956.  We are proud to have earned a reputation for being one of the best in the industry, offering high-quality, low-cost solutions. When businesses have a need for high volume, high tolerance, intricate parts, they turn to custom plastic injection molding

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing

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