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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Plastic Injection Molding: Design to Part II

In our last article on “Design to Part”, we focused on the importance of product function, the end-use application of a part and its impact on the final manufacturing process. We discussed the importance of providing details on the products function. 

These details include:

  • What elements will the part be exposed to?
  • What are the specific tensile requirements?
  • What chemical or corrosive materials does the part need to withstand?
  • What are the cosmetic characteristics of the part?
  • How long should the part last?
  • Does the part need to meet RoHS, FDA, REACH or other regulatory requirements?

In this article, we will discuss how the product function translates to the manufacturing process. 

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Plastic Injection Molding: Design to Part

The concept of “Design to Part” is nothing new.  It is the manufacturing cycle of any product. But the journey from developing a product concept to a final part involves understanding the product function as well as its manufacturability.

In this three part series on “Design to Part”, we will begin by looking at product function and the role it plays in creating a finished plastic injection molded part.

Product Function

Plastic injection molding professionals obsess over the end-use application of a part. Very often they are responsible for making only one component of a final product. It is important to know what role the component part will play in the completed product. Without having this knowledge, you can almost guarantee part failure.  



Download our new eBook “How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part” and learn the four key factors that impact plastic part quality

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A Green and Sustainable Factory at The Rodon Group

Walk down the aisles of The Rodon Group warehouse and the lights above activate as you approach.  On the manufacturing floor, end-of-arm tooling knows the precise time to release the plastic for regrinding. These practices aren’t magic or new to many factories.  What sets our company apart is the commitment to sustainable practices throughout the organization.

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Focus on Quality | Plastic Injection Molding at The Rodon Group

At The Rodon Group, we think our quality certifications such as ISO 9001:2008, HACCP and recently certified GMA-SAFE demonstrate our commitment to providing the best possible parts at the most competitive prices.  However, our commitment goes beyond certifications.  We have a staff of quality professionals whose sole focus is making sure we produce plastic parts that are as perfect as possible. 

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The Importance of Quality Certifications in Manufacturing

In the past, many businesses operated on the assumption that their vendors were in compliance with the latest rules and regulations regarding their industry. Technology and materials were limited, so buyers worked with manufacturers who could produce the best product often without clearly defined quality guidelines or parameters.

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Innovative Robotics and End-of-Arm Tooling

Speed and efficiency in plastic injection molding equate to cost savings. So, it is no surprise that robots play an important role in improving the manufacturing process. From simple sprue pickers to complex automated End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT), the industry is taking advantage of this automation trend. 

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A Day of Service, A Lesson in Leadership

A day of service is a fitting tribute to one of the most influential people of the 20th century, Dr. Martin Luther King.  Dr. King’s legacy will surely live on for centuries to come.  He showed the world how to lead by example and with tremendous grace.

The Greater Philadelphia region is home to the largest King Day event in the nation.  This 21st celebration will include community clean-up projects, recreation center restorations, clothing drives, food donation packing and distribution, a job fair and workshop opportunities.  The city’s cultural and historical institutions are planning special discounted rates along with tributes to Dr. King. 

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[Infographic] The Plastic Injection Manufacturing Process

INFOGRAPHIC |The Plastic Injection Manufacturing Process

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A Win for Everyone - Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers

Today we honor and celebrate all of our men and women Veterans and thank them for their dedication and service to our country.  

Hiring veterans is the focus of the Get Skills to Work coalition, a collaboration sponsored by General Electric that combines manufacturers, educational institutions, and veterans advocates to prepare our soldiers for manufacturing careers. The coalition is part of Fast Track for Heroes, sponsored by the U.S., a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce Foundation. 

According to the website "Get Skills to Work is a coalition of manufacturing companies and community and technical colleges committed to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans in long-term careers in advanced manufacturing and other disciplines. Get Skills to Work reached more than 100,000 veterans with resources to help them prepare for and enter into advanced manufacturing careers. The founding partners included GE, Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Manufacturing Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, LinkedIn, TechShop, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and more.  "

In this video, Gary Sinise describes the mission of the program: 

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