INFOGRAPHIC |The Plastic Injection Manufacturing Process
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:
Seven hundred pounds of hardened stainless steel. That’s the average weight of an injection mold. Some can weigh over a ton, some just a few hundred pounds, but any way you slice it, you certainly wouldn’t want one to fall on your foot.
There has been a great deal of attention paid to the skills gap facing American manufacturers. The primary mission of last month's Manufacturing Day was to "addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t."
We all know that many young people shy away from STEM education and they have a distorted, grimy, perception of manufacturing employment and careers.
Our eBook "An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding" will give you everything you need to know to get started. We developed this eBook with designers, engineers and purchasing specialists in mind. It is written to provide a basic understanding of plastic injection molding presses, processes and costs. Our goal is to make our customers and readers more knowledgeable about what goes into making a plastic part. You can download your copy of the free PDF here.
There is no better time than the Fourth of July to begin a "Buy American-made" tradition. It's starts by checking the labels. Nutrition labels on food tell you what contents are in a product. Country of origin labeling tells you where the contents came from and where they were assembled. With a few exceptions, the government does not require this labeling; however companies are typically proud to display their "Made in the USA" origin. More than ever, American consumers want to purchase products made here and support jobs throughout our country.
Tips on buying American-made
With a busy holiday schedule ahead, we wanted to condense one of our more popular articles into a slide presentation for easy review.
If you are planning to manufacturer plastic parts, there is some basic information you should know about injection molding machines. This article provides an overview of tonnage and clamping force. We hope you find this information useful. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Injection Press Basics
While plastic injection molders will help you determine the size of the machine needed to get the best result, a project designer or engineer can get a good estimate based on some basic information. By knowing approximately what size machine will be required, you can better source a plastic injection molder that will meet your needs.