Monthly Archives - November 2017

New Video: What is Plastic Injection Molding?

The new video, “What is Plastic Injection Molding?” is now available to be viewed on YouTube. At under two minutes long, the short video is a high-level overview of the plastic injection molding manufacturing process. The video was produced by Design World as part of its “What is” informational video series, and sole sponsored by ICOMold. It features several actual plastic parts that we have custom molded for customers in various industries. View video

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What Is Injection Molded Plastic?

ICOMold uses a process called plastic injection molding to produce thousands of plastic parts every day in a range of shapes and sizes. But what are injection molded plastic parts? Simply put, they’re parts made using plastic injection molding. In this process, hot liquid plastic is forced into a mold of the desired shape, resulting in a plastic piece that, when dried, permanently takes that shape. It’s similar to how cake batter baked in a cupcake pan will retain a cupcake [...]

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Lower Pricing, New Options in CNC Machining Quotes

We’re pleased to announce the addition of two new options in our online quotation system for plastic CNC machining projects. The new dropdown menus allow you to specify more options for your parts. In the first new dropdown, you can specify whether or not your part will be exposed to relatively high loads or pressure. The answer to this will help determine the performance characteristics required, which may dictate the manufacturing method, and therefore your cost. For example, in one [...]

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Injection Molding Can Be Used in Any Industry

Plastic injection molding is an affordable way to create mass amounts of custom made plastic parts. One of the main questions we get here at ICOMold is “Which industries benefit the most from plastic injection molding?” The answer: virtually any manufacturing business. Whether you’re in the auto, medical, or construction industry, your business can benefit from injection molding. The versatility to design molds that can create parts of various sizes, shapes and dimensions, allow us to mass produce the parts [...]

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Get Moldability 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 to speak to someone about the moldability of your parts – advice on a draft angle or wall thickness, for example. That’s where our knowledgeable Project Engineers come in. They’re here to walk you through any design for [...]

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5 Benefits to Custom Injection Molding

You may not even think about it because it’s so commonplace, but custom injection molded plastics are all around you and essential to the products found in your homes, businesses, and automobiles. This low-cost process produces high quality parts in large quantities. But what do you really know about injection molded plastics and the process? Here are five facts to help you better understand this process and what it produces. 1. They are customizable: Change the color or type of material [...]

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Choosing the right material

One of the biggest decisions you can make when it comes to plastic injection molding is deciding which material to use for your part. This single choice will determine the durability, functionality and color of the piece you’ll be creating. To make the right decision, you must not only look at the material, but also consider the elements your custom injection molding piece will be exposed to. Will it be outdoors or indoors? Will it be hot or cold? [...]

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