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

Plastic Injection Molding

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.

Read More 11 / 03 / 17

3 Reasons for Scary Plastic Part Defects

Plastic Injection Molding

With Halloween right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss some of the scary things to look out for when it comes to defects that can impact the quality of your plastic injection molded part

Read More 10 / 27 / 17

Why Proper Wall Thickness is Crucial for Defect-Free Parts

Plastic Injection Molding

When engineering the wall thickness of a plastic part, a careful balance of weight, geometry, and budgetary considerations must be maintained. For example, while thick plastic walls offer more strength, they also have a greater tendency to warp during the cooling stage of the manufacturing process.

Read More 10 / 12 / 17

5 Common Plastic Resins Used in Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

With hundreds of commodity and engineering resins available on the market today, the material selection process for plastic injection molding jobs can often seem daunting at first. 

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

Read More 09 / 21 / 17

Key Factors in Successful Mold Making

Plastic Injection Molding

The success and precision of a part depends on the quality of its mold, but building a reliable, long-lasting tool can take a considerable amount of time — and requires a great deal of accuracy. Also, molds are often one the largest capital investments in a project, so it’s critical that tooling is built right the first time around. This is particularly important in high-volume injection molding projects, where molds can be extremely complex.

Read More 08 / 17 / 17

Case Study: Point-of-Purchase Display Components for the Merchandising Industry

Plastic Injection Molding

Since our founding in 1956, The Rodon Group has crafted billions of high-quality plastic components for all types of applications, earning us a reputation as one of the industry’s best high-volume injection molding providers for both standard parts and complex custom projects.

Read More 08 / 10 / 17

Understanding the Injection Molding Press

Plastic Injection Molding

With the use of injection molding presses and high-performance resins, plastic injection molders are able to craft a broad range of quality custom parts. Just as all resins are unique, these sophisticated machines offer varied capabilities and performance options depending on press size and type.

Read More 07 / 27 / 17

[New] Guide to Commonly Used Plastic Injection Molding Terms

Plastic Injection Molding

While plastic injection molding may not be rocket science, it is still a very complex manufacturing process. It involves great attention to detail and there are many factors to take into consideration.

First, the part design must be developed and maximized for manufacturability. Then a mold must be built.  This involves computerized as well as hand tooling. The mold must then be tested along with resin and color options to determine the best formulation for the project. 

Read More 07 / 20 / 17

Industry Focus — Medical & Pharmaceutical

Plastic Injection Molding

With patient lives and staff safety at stake, the medical and pharmaceutical industries require adherence to strict safety and quality standards. Medical and pharmaceutical parts must be able to meet stringent quality and traceability standards, and all steps of the manufacturing process must be carefully monitored. In these sensitive industries, liability is essential.

Read More 06 / 29 / 17
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