Jill Worth

Digital Marketing Strategist at Rodon and an experienced marketer with a strong B2B background in manufacturing and publishing. Jill develops and manages digital and inbound marketing strategies for The Rodon Group, including The Rodon Blog, which focuses on American manufacturing, plastic injection molding, and STEM careers.
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Recent Posts

Rodon Expands Capabilities for Large Part Injection Molding

The Rodon Group expands facility to now include custom, large part plastic injection molding capabilities.

As plastic injection molding methods continue to advance and evolve, allowing for enhanced flexibility and more sophisticated customization options, molding companies must be able to stay ahead of the curve in order to offer clients the latest technologies and highest-quality end products that suit their needs in the changing market. 

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How Your Business Will Benefit From a Turnkey Manufacturer

Turnkey manufacturing is a process where one company oversees all aspects of a project's production from beginning to end. They handle all project phases: starting with the initial design phase, and progressing to machining/tooling, then to quality assurance, and finally to the manufacturing, packing, and shipping stage of production. 

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15 Terms Everyone in the Injection Molding Industry Should Know

Plastic injection molding has a language all its own, and with hundreds of unique terms, it can be difficult to learn the language. To help, we put together a list of the 15 more commonly used terms to know when discussing plastic injection molding, mold parts, machinery, materials, and problems. We hope you find this to be a useful resource.

Injection Molding Terms:

Resin

Resin is the raw material used to create the finished part in the plastic injection molding process. With hundreds of commodity and engineering resins available on today’s market, the material selection process for plastic injection molding may seem daunting at first, so research your options carefully, and consult with an experienced plastic injection molder to help determine the ideal choice.

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7 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Injection Molding

Plastic 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. Both of these are primary reasons why it has become a standard process in virtually every industry demanding high-volume components and parts. 

After 62 plus years of experience in the industry, we have heard virtually every question a customer could ask. To help you make an informed decision on your plastic injection molding project, we’ve outlined some of the most common questions – and their answers from our previous blog articles– below. 

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The Top 8 Most-Read Plastic Injection Molding Posts of 2018

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. 

As we look towards 2019, if there are topics you'd like us to write about, please let us know by using our comments section below. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and as always thank you for subscribing!

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

Design 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. 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.

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10 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing an Injection Molder

How often do you source an injection molder?  If you are like most companies and project managers, not very often. The good news is, once you have selected an injection molder to work with you are likely to stay with them for a long time as long as they keep producing quality plastic parts. 

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Plastic Injection Molding 101 - Determining the Cost of a Mold

One 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. 

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Injection Molds 101: Cold Runner vs. Hot Runner Molds

Ever 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.

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