The Rodon Group Marketing Team

The Rodon Group Marketing Team 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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Case Study: Point-of-Purchase Display Components for the Merchandising Industry

Since our founding in 1956, The Rodon Group has crafted billions of high-quality plastic components for all types of applications, earning us a reputation as one of the industry’s best high-volume injection molding providers for both standard parts and complex custom projects.

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Top Plastic Injection Molding Industries: Window & Door

The Rodon Group — an industry-leading plastic injection molding company with more than 60 years of experience began offering innovative window and door solutions in 2010. 

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The Benefits of Replacing Metals with Plastics

Although metal-to-plastic conversion was introduced in the 1950s, with the invention of engineering-grade resins, many manufacturers today are unfamiliar with the advantages of this versatile technique.

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The Rodon Group's Newly Redesigned Website

The Rodon Group is proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Based on both customer and employee feedback, we’ve streamlined and enhanced our site using the latest technology to provide the best possible user experience for our customers and fellow industry professionals.

With new user-friendly, intuitive design and various new educational resources, we’ve made it easier than ever to get started on your next high-volume project. 

What’s New?

Let’s take a look at some of the new features our new website has to offer: 

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The Benefits of Turnkey Manufacturing: Discounted Prices, Greater Quality

When partnering with a turnkey manufacturer, customers begin with a new design and end with a final, finished product ready for immediate use. Design, toolmaking, production, packing, shipping, and all other details are managed by a single, experienced contractor. The end user simply needs to “turn the key” and start using the product.

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How to Avoid Common Injection Molding Defects

When working with any manufacturing process, a number of defects unique to that process commonly occur. This is true across many processes and industries, including plastic injection molding and high volume injection molding.

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Recycling, Plastics, and Rio de Janeiro in 2016

In the weeks leading up to the start of the Rio games, the New Zealand sailing team, a strong contender for medals, had been hard at work training for a potentially race-costing scenario: a plastic bag, or other rubbish getting stuck to the boat. Guanabara Bay, where the sailing competitions will take place, is heavily and visibly polluted. Rio state officials have begun cleanup efforts that currently involve a single helicopter directing eleven rubbish collecting boats. However, they’ve also acknowledged that a real cleanup effort could take up to 20 years.

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The Presidential Campaign Comes to Hatfield, Pennsylvania

The last week in July was a hot one for the Philadelphia region, but it didn’t wilt the spirits of the employees at The Rodon Group and K'NEX as they hosted Secretary Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s first campaign stop after the Democratic National Convention. Regardless of your party affiliation, this was a proud moment for our company, to be chosen to host this historic event, the first leg of a Presidential race never before seen in our country.

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The Importance of Design Engineering in Plastic Injection Molding

Before you can manufacture a plastic part you need to have a solid design in place. Once done, you can build an injection mold to meet the product specifications. 

The role of the Design Engineer is critical in this process. They assess the part design and make modifications and recommendations based on key product requirements including product usage and function. The engineer will need to know:

  • How will the part be used? Is it a standalone product or a component of a larger assembly?
  • What are the dimensional and tensile requirements?
  • Does the part need to withstand elements, pressure, chemicals?

A plastic injection mold design is built with these criteria in mind. Mold cavities, vents and gate placement will vary based not only on the part design but the type of resin as well. Taking all of these manufacturing factors into account is a challenging task and one that requires a strong knowledge base, not only of mold design but the injection molding process as well.

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