Injection Molds 101: Cold Runner vs. Hot Runner Molds

Ever since its introduction in the late 19th century, plastic injection molding has revolutionized the way we create plastic products. Although the technology has evolved significantly over the years, many injection molds today still fall into two main categories: hot runner and cold runner systems. Each of these systems has their own benefits and limitations which make them better suited for specific applications.

Understanding the differences between these technologies can help you have a more productive and informed discussion with your plastic injection specialist to determine the most feasible option for your unique application.

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3 Industries That Benefit From Plastic Injection Molding

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.

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Improve Manufacturing Efficiencies with an ERP System

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.”

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5 Advantages of Outsourcing Plastic Injection Molding

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.

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Top 5 Most Common Plastic Resins for 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.

At The Rodon Group, we understand the unique benefits and properties offered by different types of plastics, and work closely with clients to find the best fit for their project.

Below are some of the most popular materials used in plastic injection molding:

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Key Considerations for Achieving the Perfect Plastic Part

There are several key elements that are essential for creating the perfect plastic part. At The Rodon Group, our dedicated team of plastic injection molding experts fully understands what it takes to create high-performing, reliable components, and, unlike most other companies, we pride ourselves on being a complete turnkey precision component manufacturer, designing and tooling all parts in-house and carefully overseeing every step of the production process.

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Plastic Injection Molding 101: Understanding The Types

In today’s ever-evolving world of manufacturing, plastics are being used to make everything from automotive body parts to synthetic human body parts. To create critical components and ensure optimal performance, many manufacturers choose to make use of plastic injection molding. 

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[Guide] The Benefits of Working with a Turnkey Manufacturer

Manufacturing high-quality custom parts requires a full team of experienced professionals; design and engineering, tooling, troubleshooting, quality control, packing, and shipping service providers must all be vetted and sourced, and communication among different vendors must be facilitated and organized. Working with a turnkey manufacturer eliminates these stressors, allowing for a complete, and one-stop manufacturing solution from an experienced contractor.

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6 Major Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is an extremely versatile method of producing plastic parts and has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic molding. Not only is the process simpler and more reliable than others methods, but it is also extremely efficient. Let's take a look at the top six advantages of this process:  

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