Tag - Plastics

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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What Would Life Be Like Without Plastics?

’60s and ’70s plastic items on display at Le Plasticarium in BrusselsWe are very fortunate to be involved in manufacturing products out of one of the most common and versatile materials: Plastic. Just take a minute to look around you – it’s hard to NOT see things made out of plastic. It’s fascinating to see all the various and creative products our customers design and come to us to injection mold for them. It really shines a light on the [...]

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3D Printing vs. Plastic Injection Molding

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 [...]

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