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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Rodon Group’s Standard Parts Catalog

For over 62 years, The Rodon Group has delivered unmatched quality and industry-leading value to injection molding; our team is proud to offer a full catalog of parts to suit a wide range of industrial needs. From universal plugs, caps, and spacers to fasteners and gears, expect every element of the same precision and quality we bring to custom projects in our complete standard catalog. 

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6 Questions to Consider Before Getting an Injection Molding Quote

Injection molding is the most common plastic molding process and is used to create a wide variety of complex parts of different size and shape. Whether it’s an overcap for a water bottle or a vinyl window part being manufactured, injection molding is efficient and economical, especially if high volumes of parts are being produced. 

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The 8 Most-Read Plastic Injection Molding Posts of 2017

With 2018 on the horizon, you're probably already caught up in the frenzy of holiday and New Year planning. Before we say goodbye to 2017, let’s take a moment to look back at our most-read posts from the past year.  We had a busy, exciting year creating content with the goal of helping individuals and businesses become better informed about plastic injection molding and U.S. manufacturing. 

As we look towards 2018, if there are topics you'd like us to write about, please let us know by using our comments section below. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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Blow Molding vs. Injection Molding: What's the Difference?

When creating a product that requires molding plastic parts, you have several processes to choose from, depending on the type of application and type of part you want to produce. Injection molding and blow molding are the two most popular ways to produce high quality, cost-effective plastic parts. But before you dive into researching different molders and manufacturers, you want to arm yourself with the differences between these two processes. Here's a quick guide to help you differentiate: 

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How Plastic Resins Get Their Color

Colored plastics are used every day in a huge range of applications and settings, but very few people know — much less stop to consider — how these hues are achieved. With the help of Penn Color, a knowledgeable and experienced local colorant manufacturer who has a longstanding partnership with The Rodon Group, we have gathered information and insights into how the plastic products we know and use every day get their colors.

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The Evolution of Plastic Injection Molding: What's Next?

Although plastic injection molding has advanced significantly over the years, it's still based on the same standard principles it was years ago; today's technological developments have only further enhanced its versatility and reliability.

During plastic injection molding, plastic particles are melted down and injected into molds, which are chilled via water or a coolant that allows the plastic to harden. Once it has hardened, it is ejected from the mold and ready for use.

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