Tag - plastic injection molding

Post-Molding Painting Processes for Plastic Parts

Post-molding, or secondary, processes can enhance plastic injection molded parts by adding aesthetics and functionality. Painting is one of the most common secondary processes. There are several different painting processes, each of which provides unique solutions for making plastic parts more robust. For instance, stamping may be the best method for painting a logo on a part, whereas spray painting would be a better option for changing the color of the entire part. Or silk screening may be best for applying [...]

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Family Injection Molds Offer Many Benefits

Save Money on Plastic Injection Molding with Family Molds If you have a custom plastic injection molding project that involves multiple parts, there’s a good chance we can save you money by putting them into a family mold. The opportunity for family molding arises when a molding project involves similar parts that go together, such as the two halves of a case, or multiple parts that go together in an assembly to create the final product. Basically, we can make all the [...]

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Plastic Injection Molding Services and Options

We are a full-service custom plastic injection molding company. We offer services such as overmolding, insert molding and secondary processes to make your plastic parts more robust. If you’ve got a complex plastic part and want to know if we can manufacture it for you, our project engineers will be happy to provide you with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) feedback on your part design. Here are some of our molding capabilities: Overmolding Insert Molding Secondary Processes Family Molds Value Added Services Lifetime Mold Warranty

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New Material Data Sheets Now Available

Technical data sheets are used to understand the specifications and properties of various materials. They are very helpful when choosing a material that needs to withstand the particular conditions that will be present in the intended application of a manufactured part. For some time we have provided technical data sheets for plastic injection molding on our website. Now we are pleased to announce that we are also providing them for the urethane casting process. You can click on the type of [...]

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New Web Resource: The Fundamentals of Plastic Injection Molding

Many customers come to us with the CAD model of the parts they need, we quote them, and they have us make their plastic parts for them. They don’t know what happens in between, and they don’t care. Others, however, may be curious about the injection molding process – they want to know how their parts are made. For the curious, there’s a resource page on our website that explains the plastic injection molding process. Learn the fundamentals of plastic injection molding

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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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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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Selecting Secondary Processes for Your Injection Molded Parts

When you use our interactive online quotation system to request an instant quote for a plastic injection molding project, you have secondary process options that you can specify right in the request-for-quote form. This built-in feature makes it quicker and easier to see how additional production processes will affect the price of your injection molded plastic parts. After you upload your 3D CAD model and select your primary options (like quantity, material, color and surface finish), you can then specify post-molding [...]

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Threaded Inserts Molded Into Plastic Parts

If you need threaded inserts molded into your plastic parts, we have the capability to do various types of insert molding. And, since it’s done in the primary molding process, it doesn’t add any time to our standard lead time. Inserts are typically used to join parts together, and can be metal, ceramic or plastic material. The inserts just need to be able to withstand the high temperature and pressure of the injection molding process. Insert molding can reduce cost by [...]

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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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