Tag - plastic material characteristics

Plastic Sample Kits Now Available

We are very pleased to announce the debut of a 20-piece plastic sample kit. Each hexagonal piece is injection molded from a different plastic material, so you can compare stiffness, shrink and other characteristics of 20 common plastic resins. Because the sample pieces are all made from the same mold, you can directly compare each material’s susceptibility to sink, warp, knit lines, flash and more. This allows part design optimization specific to material selection like never before. We molded the parts in [...]

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Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Amorphous Plastics?

Back in July, we announced our new penguin-shaped plastic material performance chart. It compares the temperature range, relative cost, and performance characteristics of common crystalline and amorphous plastic resins. (Why penguin-shaped, you ask? Because it’s more fun than a boring old triangle or pyramid). The response was overwhelming – a lot of people downloaded the penguin chart. So, since we’ve added new people to our mailing list since then (and in case you missed the original), we decided to dress [...]

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