Monthly Archives - January 2018

Aiming for Business at the SHOT Show

Nate Stiles talking plastics at the SHOT ShowLast week was a busy week for us at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. On Monday and Tuesday, our sales engineer Nate Stiles (pictured) was busy informing potential customers about our manufacturing capabilities at the Supplier Showcase. This section of the show is a dedicated event for suppliers to present their products and services to shooting, hunting and outdoor manufacturers. Then our sister division, ICOtec, exhibited its line of electronic predator calls at [...]

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A Look Back at Our Most Popular Newsletters of 2017

In case you missed them, here are a few of our most popular newsletters from last year: How to Choose the Best Shipping Method We offer four different shipping options with every quote, so you can choose the method that will work best for your budget and timing considerations…. more New Video: What is Plastic Injection Molding? At under two minutes long, this short video is a high-level overview of the plastic injection molding manufacturing process….more Tips For Helping Your Project Run Smoothly If you [...]

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Custom Plastic CNC Machining for Prototypes and Low Volume Parts

CNC machining can be the best option for testing a custom plastic prototype, or for getting a small quantity of parts very quickly. With ICOMold, your parts will usually ship in 1-5 days. Since we only use high-quality plastics for CNC machined parts, they’re perfect for testing the form, fit and function of your parts. Material choice is also an advantage of CNC machining for prototypes. Material options allow you to test the characteristics of your prototype under the same conditions [...]

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The Basics of Plastic Injection Molding

Most people have heard of plastic injection molding, but not everyone understands the process involved. Many of our customers give us a CAD model, get back their plastic parts, and what happens in between is a mystery. Basically, injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten plastic into a mold. Plastic pellets are fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold cavity, where the part cools and hardens into the shape of the [...]

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