Monthly Archives - July 2020

9 Reasons to Choose ICOMold for Your Next Plastic Injection Molding or CNC Machined Parts Job

There are a few obvious factors to consider when choosing a plastic injection molding company: cost, speed and quality. However, here are a few more that aren’t so obvious: 1. Instant Plastic Injection Molding Quotes  ICOMold’s proprietary online plastic injection mold quoting system can give you your mold cost and piece price instantly. You don’t have to wait days for your quote – you see it online in real-time after you upload your 3D CAD file. Instant is as fast [...]

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A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2019

2019: The Year of The Penguin! We took a look back at all our weekly eNewsletters from 2019 to see which of them were most popular based on how many clicks they received. We knew that our Plastic Performance Penguin was popular last year, but we didn’t realize just how popular until we compared the numbers. It turns out that 2 of the 3 most popular issues were about the penguin! Drum roll, please: #3: Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Amorphous Plastics? Back in [...]

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Injection Molded Plastic Part Shrinkage, Explained

Image: Plastics Technology 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 the 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 [...]

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