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With 2019 on the horizon, you're probably already caught up in the frenzy of planning for the upcoming holidays. Before we say goodbye to 2018, let’s take a moment to look back at our most-read blog posts from the past year.  We had a busy, exciting year creating articles with the goal of helping individuals and businesses become better informed about plastic injection molding and American manufacturing. 

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Plastic Injection Molding 101 - Determining the Cost of a Mold

injection moldOne of the most common questions for those looking to source a plastic injection molder is “How much will a plastic injection mold cost?” It's one of the most important questions, since the actual mold represents the most significant expense in upfront production costs. That being said, many factors go into determining the full cost.  With any custom injection molding project, your injection molder should be able to give you the final price tag. In this article, we will review the variables that can impact the cost so that you can be better informed when making a mold purchasing decision. 

Top 5 Most Common Plastic Resins for Injection Molding

tubes and vialsWith hundreds of commodity and engineering resins available on today’s market, the material selection process for plastic injection molding may seem daunting at first. At The Rodon Group, we understand the unique benefits and properties offered by different types of plastics, and work closely with clients to find the best fit for their project. We highlight some of the most popular materials used in plastic injection molding in this post. 

Plastic Injection Molding 101: Understanding The Types

blow moldingIn today’s ever-evolving world of manufacturing, plastics are being used to make everything from automotive body parts to synthetic human body parts. To create critical components and ensure optimal performance, many manufacturers choose to make use of plastic injection molding. To suit diverse industry needs, there are several other types of plastic molding available, each offering unique features and benefits. An application’s particular specifications and requirements will determine which type of molding process is best-suited for a specific part. Here are a few of the most common different styles of plastic molding.

Injection Molds 101: Cold Runner vs. Hot Runner Molds

injection molding pressEver since its introduction in the late 19th century, plastic injection molding has revolutionized the way we create plastic products. Although the technology has evolved significantly over the years, many injection molds today still fall into two main categories: hot runner and cold runner systems. Each of these systems has their own benefits and limitations which make them better suited for specific applications. Understanding the differences between these technologies can help you have a more productive and informed discussion with your plastic injection specialist to determine the most feasible option for your unique application.

Hydraulic, Electric, and Hybrid Plastic Injection Molding: Which Process is Right for You?

New injection molding pressDesign engineers have various options when choosing a plastic injection molding process to best suit their specific application. Each of the three primary methods — hydraulic, electric, and hybrid — feature unique benefits and drawbacks. No matter what your specific application, an injection molding machine should provide you with reliable, high-quality parts while keeping costs down. To make the right selection for your project, it’s important to have a full understanding of how these methods differ and what they can offer you. 

6 Major Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding

DriveAssembly-1-1-140107-editedPlastic injection molding is an extremely versatile method of producing plastic parts and has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic molding. Not only is the process simpler and more reliable than others methods, but it is also extremely efficient. In this post we take a look at the top six advantages of this process, including complex part design and reduced waste. 

7 Benefits of Manufacturing in the United States

ToolroomWhen looking for a manufacturer that will provide you with quality, savings, and a quick turnaround, it’s essential to consider the location of your facility. While many companies are moving overseas in search of cheaper production and labor costs, it often pays to keep your company based right here in the United States. In fact, there are numerous benefits to choosing a manufacturer based in the United States over those found abroad––, especially in the long run. In this post we discuss seven of the main advantages.

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

earthdayEarth Day, observed each year on April 22, serves as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day was sparked by the country’s burgeoning understanding of how contemporary industrial practices were negatively impacting the environment. In the decades that have followed, the emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, implementing sustainability measures, and protecting the environment has continued to grow, gaining traction across diverse industries, sectors, and settings — including the manufacturing world.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, Manufacturing