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Brand Taglines and Why We Chose Ours

Earlier this year, we went through a re-branding of ICOMold. It consisted of a new logo, with new colors, and a refresh of our website. A notable change to our logo is that we changed our tagline from “Low Cost. Fast Parts.” to “Custom Digital Manufacturing.” This was no trivial decision, as a tagline is very important to a brand’s identity in conveying the essence of what the company does. So what is digital manufacturing, and why did we [...]

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How Colorants Affect Plastic Characteristics

There are many synthetic polymers available today, each with its own unique properties. Some are more impact-resistant than others, some have more UV resistance, and some bend more rather than break. Anyone starting a custom plastic injection molding project should have initial discussions with their injection molder about material options, in order to choose the most suitable material with the properties needed for the function of the parts. One aspect of polymer characteristics that doesn’t always get the consideration it [...]

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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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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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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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Bring your invention and business to life with injection molding

Any time you have a brilliant product idea, your goal is to create it so you can improve the lives of others. In many cases, plastic injection molding can help you accomplish that goal. Whether you’re looking to mass produce a simple handle to make your product easy to move, or create a pump that is vital to your device working, custom plastic molding can bring your ideas to life. By working with ICOMold’s engineers, you can create the [...]

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What is custom injection molding?

Many manufacturers need a large number of custom made plastic parts in order to complete a new product, but businesses don’t always know the best way to produce such a large number of plastic parts in a short amount of time. The answer: Custom injection molding. This process is the No. 1 way to produce a large quantity of high-quality, low-cost plastic parts for your business’ next major project. By having ICOMold’s engineers create a custom mold of your [...]

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What is the plastic injection molding process?

ICOMold is a plastic molding manufacturer that uses a complex plastic injection molding process to produce thousands of plastic parts each day in various shapes and sizes. The process requires an injection molding machine and has four steps. These steps can take anywhere from two seconds and two minutes to complete, depending on how large the molds are and the efficiency of the machine. Here we outline the process so you have a better idea of how ICOMold is able [...]

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The difference between plastic injection molding and plastic injection moulding

For almost 15 years, ICOMold has produced quality plastic injection molded parts for customers around the world using custom injection molding. We’ve fielded a variety of questions during that time, but here’s one you might not expect: “What is the difference between injection molding plastic products and injection moulding plastic products?” The answer is simple: There is no physical difference. The reason for the spelling difference is that American English uses molding, and British English uses moulding. As a worldwide [...]

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