Our YouTube channel provides informative videos on several topics to help you learn more about our company and capabilities. The three most recently posted videos are especially relevant to what we do here at ICOMold, and they’re all under a minute in length. The video topics include: * Our Instant Online Quotation System * Plastic Injection Molding * CNC Machining Please check out our YouTube channel to learn more and subscribe.
Mass customization: Same shirts, different initials Manufacturing has evolved from the mass production methods of the Industrial Revolution, to the mass customization trend that started with the Customer Revolution. Mass customization started in the automotive industry – if you couldn’t find a vehicle in the showroom with the color and options you wanted, you could simply custom order one. (Ironically, it was Henry Ford who had contributed to the advancement of mass production with his moving assembly line.) We got used to [...]
Photo credit: Plastics Technology When you request an instant online quote for your plastic injection molding project, you specify options like quantity, color and overmolding. One of these very important options to consider is what type of plastic material you want your parts made out of. In injection molding, you have a lot of choices when it comes to material selection, and your material choice affects the appearance and performance of your parts. Does my part need to have high-impact strength? Will [...]
Mass customization: Same shirts, different initials Before the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, skilled workers made custom, one-of-a-kind products that we’d call “designer” today. Then of course came mass production – new manufacturing methods that standardized products and made them faster and more efficiently than making them by hand. In the 20th century, we began to see a new revolution – the Customer Revolution. Ironically, despite Henry Ford’s defiance of customer choice (“You can have any color you want, as [...]
When you work with us on your custom plastic injection molding project, our interactive online system makes it easy to always know exactly where your project stands. One of the very convenient features of our project management system is the online discussion board. You can avoid the hassle of multiple emails and phone calls (though we will certainly be responsive if you do!) by having all the project correspondence take place on one platform. Through the discussion board, you can ask questions, [...]
When you purchase a production mold for your custom plastic injection molding project, we provide you with a lifetime mold warranty. As long as we are producing your plastic parts, we will maintain your mold at our expense, for the life of your mold. If your mold should require any maintenance or repairs whatsoever, we will take care of it at no cost to you. Even if it needs replaced entirely, we will do that at no charge. In addition to [...]