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Online Project Management System Our unique online project management system allows you to always know the status of your plastic injection molding or CNC machining project. Forget the hassle of multiple points of contact like phone calls and emails. You’ll stay completely organized and updated throughout your project by having all the information in one place – in our project management system. Plus, our system eliminates the headaches of trying to deal directly with a low-cost country. You can communicate directly with [...]


Mass Customization, Plastic Injection Molding Style

Mass customization: Same shirts, different initials Before the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, skilled workers made custom, one-of-a-kind products that we’d call “designer” today. Then of course came mass production – new manufacturing methods that standardized products and made them faster and more efficiently than making them by hand. In the 20th century, we began to see a new revolution – the Customer Revolution. Ironically, despite Henry Ford’s defiance of customer choice (“You can have any color you want, as [...]


Molding Threaded Inserts 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, we do it fast! Since it’s done in the primary injection molding process, it doesn’t add any time to our standard lead time. Inserts are typically used to join custom parts together, and can be metal, ceramic or plastic material. They just need to be able to withstand the high temperature and pressure of the injection molding process. Insert [...]


Smart Manufacturing in Plastic Injection Molding

Smart Manufacturing is talked about quite a bit. It goes by other names, too, like the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. The term IoT was first coined by Peter T. Lewis in 1985 to describe “the integration of people, processes, and technology with connectable devices and sensors to enable remote monitoring, status, manipulation, and evaluation of trends of such devices.” So the term has been around for a while now, but the concept still continues [...]


Design Guidelines for Plastic Part Moldability

Need a boss in your part so it can attach to another part? Did you know there are correct ways and incorrect ways to design a boss? Design a boss wrong and you could have thick sections that lead to sink marks. To help you avoid sink and other potential pitfalls in plastic part design, our Plastic Part Design Guidelines resource provides tips to help you avoid design mistakes that can lead to surface material and structural flaws in the [...]


How Online Quoting Compressed Time for Plastic Injection Molding

As recently as a couple of years ago, it took engineers days or even weeks to obtain a quote for a custom plastic injection molding project. Today, the quotation processing time has been compressed to just a matter of hours. Through the Internet and some very complex, innovative online quotation systems, the automation of the quotation process has revolutionized the plastic injection molding industry. The Need For Speed Products today have an increasingly shorter lifespan. Think about how quickly new models [...]


Instant Online Quotes for Plastic Injection Molding

Getting a quote for your plastic injection molding project is a whole lot quicker and easier with our interactive, online quotation system. Gone are the days of waiting weeks for your plastic injection molding quote. With our revolutionary online quotation system, you will instantly know your mold cost, piece price, and shipping option costs. And, it’s interactive. If you change an option like part quantity or material, you will instantly see how the change affects your quote. Simply register in our system, [...]


How to Calculate Clamping Force for Injection Molding

Image credit: CustomPartNet Clamping force refers to the force applied to a mold by the clamping unit of an injection molding machine. In order to keep the mold closed, this force must oppose the separating force, caused by the injection of molten plastic into the mold. Normally, the force rating is stated in tons, e.g. a 200 ton machine is capable of producing a maximum clamping force equivalent to a total of 200 tons. The calculated tonnage can be used [...]


Will 3D Printing Be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. While there are certainly cases where 3D printing makes sense, the reports of the death of injection molding have been greatly exaggerated. Plastic injection molding is a tried and true method of production that is in no danger of going away anytime soon. It is a basic, dependable method [...]


Smart Manufacturing Improves Injection Molding Productivity

The drive to glean more – and better – data from industrial equipment and systems will continue to improve productivity in the plastic injection molding sector as technology, sensors, and systems continue to evolve, to the benefit of the molders and their customers. Smart factories use smart manufacturing to gain production efficiencies, improve production quality and reduce time to market. Machines can now communicate failure points and collect data that can be used to improve predictive and preventative maintenance, which [...]


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