As we've progressed from revolutionary inventions such as the light bulb on to the telecommunications age of the radio, phones, and televisions, the methods of manufacturing and product design have evolved as well. Computers, the internet, sustainable power, and everything that comes next is the driving force behind the advances in modern moldmaking in manufacturing. To understand where we are going, however, we must look at how we got here.
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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.
Custom plastic injection molding of close-tolerance, small parts is an ideal solution for many industries that are looking to produce a high volume of precision quality parts.
Injection molding is by far the most versatile of all molding techniques. The presses used in this process vary in size and are rated based on pressure or tonnage. Larger machines can injection mold car parts. Smaller machines can produce very precise plastic parts for surgical applications. In addition, there are many types of plastic resins and additives that can be used in the injection molding process, increasing its flexibility for designers and engineers.
When 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. Below, we discuss seven of the main advantages.
Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset. We pride ourselves on the ability to develop turnkey manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.
So it is no surprise that we utilize an ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning system) to improve our efficiency and our customer’s bottom line. This tool allows the manufacturing team at Rodon to monitor jobs from the minute they are initiated to the time they are delivered including all of the downstream impacts. According to VP of Manufacturing, Tom Moore “The team manages to our customer's requirements. By monitoring production runs throughout the day, we can ensure the needs of the customers are met. We manage the efficiency of each job. These measures ensure we always have the materials and products required.”
Given the high quality and quick turnaround most organizations require when producing custom plastic components, it’s best to consider working with a full team of injection molding experts. Tackling the challenge in-house often leads to inefficiencies and can result in costly, time-consuming issues despite best efforts to streamline processes.
ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for companies’ quality management systems. The national standards bodies of more than 160 countries comprise the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and more than 1 million organizations across the world have applied ISO 9001 requirements to their management systems.
Earth 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. The celebration was designed to bring awareness to many of the dangers affecting the environment — air pollution, water contamination, habitat destruction, and so on — and to encourage people to take action in protecting their surroundings.