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Differences in Food-Grade Plastic Injection Molding Materials

Plastic Injection Molding

Materials that will come into direct contact with food must be durable, non-reactive, and inert. For consumer safety, it is vital that these plastics must be able to withstand factors such as chemical exposure, extreme temperatures, and UV radiation without breaking down. To be considered food-grade, plastic injection molding materials must adhere to strict regulations.

Read More 11 / 18 / 20

Why Outsourcing Your Plastic Injection Molding Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Plastic Injection Molding

Manufacturing plastic injection molded components in-house as part of a customer’s end product can prove to be a significant challenge from an efficiency, quality, and cost perspective. Many companies have seen the relative ease with outsourcing and have decided to incorporate that process into their business model. Over the years, Rodon has garnered many of our largest customers who were doing their best to manufacture their injection molded components in-house, but found the process too problematic and inefficient.

Read More 10 / 01 / 20

Thermoforming vs. Injection Molding: What’s the Difference?

Plastic Injection Molding

Used in all types of industries, plastics provide versatility and strength across a wide range of applications, from automotive body parts to human body parts. Each application requires a unique manufacturing process that can mold the part based on specifications.

Read More 09 / 21 / 20

Injection Molding vs. 3D Printing

Plastic Injection Molding

Both injection molding and 3D printing are additive manufacturing processes that create highly complex parts using near-identical product runs. Manufacturers can choose from a broad selection of plastics and thermoplastic materials to perform either process, but there are a few applications where injection molding or 3D printing is preferred. If you're choosing which technique to use for your organization, consider the following side-by-side comparison.

Read More 09 / 01 / 20

Plastic Injection Molding Tips for the Medical Industry

Plastic Injection Molding

When creating components for medical and pharmaceutical devices, manufacturers must meet extremely high standards of quality. Since medical equipment and devices directly affect the health and safety of users, parts are subject to stringent regulatory standards for material quality, precision, and traceability. 

Read More 08 / 12 / 20

10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing an Injection Molder

Plastic Injection Molding

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 on 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. 

Read More 06 / 30 / 20

The Future of Moldmaking and Plastics

Plastic Injection Molding

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.  

Read More 04 / 07 / 20

[eBook] An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding- fully revised & expanded for 2020

Plastic Injection Molding

Developed with designers, engineers, and purchasing specialists in mind, our completely revised and expanded eBook, An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding provides a thorough understanding of plastic injection molding processes, presses, and costs. Our goal is to help our customers and followers become more knowledgeable about what goes into making a plastic part. 

Read More 03 / 10 / 20

Top 5 Most Common Plastic Resins for Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

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.

Download Your Free Copy: Intro to Plastic Injection Molding

At The Rodon Group, we understand the unique benefits and properties offered by different types of plastics. To help you understand your options and which kind might be the best fit for your project, our team of experienced industry professionals have put together a concise infographic on the "Top 5 Most Common Plastic Resins for Injection Molding." :

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Read More 02 / 11 / 20
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