Monthly Archives - August 2016

Calculating Plastic Injection Molding Shrinkage

Plastic injection molding shrinkage is the contraction of a plastic molded part as it cools in the mold, and even after ejection. There are multiple factors that contribute to the amount of shrinkage a particular plastic part may undergo, such as type of plastic material, wall thicknesses, and processing parameters. Mold makers must factor in shrinkage, and compensate for it, when making the injection molds that will make the plastic parts. So how do they know how much to compensate for [...]

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Proper File Format for Submitting an RFQ

When you use our instant online quote system, the first step is to upload your 3D CAD model(s). Our system analyzes the models, compares them to other projects in a huge database of CAD models, part geometries and data, and gives you an instant quote. Sometimes our customers have confusion about what file format to use for the CAD model, so we’d like to clarify as to what is the proper file format for submitting an RFQ. When possible, a [...]

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Case Study: The BerryGood Bottle

“After reaching out to over 20 manufacturers, ICOMold was the only one that was able to take on my project, create the molds and manufacture the parts I needed. They helped turn my idea from a prototype to a fully functioning product. What impressed me the most is that they were able to work overtime to meet my demanding deadline and get the parts to me on time.” – Aziz Razakov, NYX+ Innovations It’s not every day that we have the [...]

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Get Injection Molding Advice From Our Project Engineers

It’s true that our automated quotation system gives you an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molding project. It’s also true that once your project has launched, you can track your project status online through the same system. But sometimes you need moldability advice on a draft angle or wall thickness, for example. That’s where our knowledgeable Project Engineers come in. They’re here to help you with any design issues, and make recommendations to improve the moldability of your parts. [...]

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U.S. Company with China Plant Equals Win-Win

One of our advantages is that we are a U.S. company, based in Ohio, so we’re easy to communicate with and do business with. You’ll work with an English-speaking project manager, so there’s no language barrier. You don’t have to worry about the headaches and risks of trying to do business directly with an offshore company. We’ve been in the plastic injection molding business since 2003, and we’re not going anywhere. But there’s more. Besides being a U.S. company, we also [...]

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