The Whole Truth About 3D Printing

3D printing or additive manufacturing has been around for decades.  But it hasn’t been until the last five years that the hype has exceeded the reality of what this technology can do.  After reading many articles from industry insiders, we've collected some key takeaways on the current and future trends for this manufacturing technique.

Where 3D printing really shines

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Plastic injection molding in everyday items

Increasing use of thermoplastics in manufacturing took place during the middle of the past century, coming on especially strong during the war years, 1940-45, where many applications substituted the use of plastics for metal.  Even in the sixties it was a booming and yet still infant, emerging technology.  The 1967 movie, "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, made a powerful reference to the promise that plastics held in the American economy when, upon college graduation, the character Benjamin Braddock received a one-word piece of advice from a family friend.  "Plastics," he was told, as if this material was destined to be the next great breakthrough, which it was.

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Improve Efficiency with a Material Requirement Planning system

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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A little holiday humor

A little holiday humor from The Rodon Group
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Planning for 2015: Benefits of manufacturing in the U.S.

In the 1900s, the United States was booming. Companies set up shop on American soil and hired well-educated, motivated American workers to manufacture and sell their products. More recently, free trade and an ever-globalizing economy have encouraged American businesses to move their manufacturing facilities overseas, where they can employ less expensive labor with fewer regulations and ultimately sell their products to the end consumer at a lower price. At first glance, lower prices appear to be a good thing, a way of getting more products into the hands of more people more rapidly. However, a closer look reveals there are still many benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. overseas.

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A Holiday Video to Bring You Some Cheer

Hope this little video gets you in the holiday spirit.

 

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A Holiday message from The Rodon Group

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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Happy Hanukkah

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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The Rodon Group's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Injection Molding Machine Basics

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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