Every plastic part starts in a mold. Molds are classified into two main types, cold runner and hot runner. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Your plastic injection molder will be able to give you the costs and benefits of using these different systems. However, by understanding the key differences of these technologies, you can have a more educated discussion on the type of mold that would best fit your project.
Next week, we will launch our new eBook “An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding.” This resource guide contains information (more than 40 pages) to help designers, engineers and purchasing professionals navigate the world of plastic injection molding. Our goal is to make our customers more knowledgeable about what goes into making a plastic part. It is written to provide a basic understanding of the presses, the processes and the cost factors involved in manufacturing.
Our highly acclaimed "15 Must Ask Questions When Choosing a Plastic Injection Molder" is available in a slide format. Now, you can share this information at meetings or with colleagues in different locations through the magic of the internet.
Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset. We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.
The Rodon Group recently added six of the latest Nissei servo-driven hydraulic injection molding machines to their manufacturing floor. These energy-efficient machines provide the combined advantages of both hydraulic and electric injection systems. They are designed to deliver better performance for both thin - and thick-walled applications.
Our website is frequently visited by product designers, engineers and purchasing agents who are looking for information on plastic injection molding. With this in mind, we have created a new series of articles that are developed to give our readers a better understanding of the presses, processes and pitfalls in our industry.
We often field emails or calls from inventors or product designers who are looking for a plastic injection resource. While, that is our core business, it is important to understand the difference between The Rodon Group and other small injection molding companies.
We specialize in high-precision, high-volume projects (we're talking millions, here). To get a better understanding of the capabilities of The Rodon Group, we created a Q & A filled with useful information.
What are the minimum quantities you can order?
Get an insider's peek at the Rodon Group facility with the inventor of K'NEX, Mr. Joel Glickman.
Take a tour of our plastic injection molding factory with the inventor of K'NEX toys, Mr. Joel Glickman through our YouTube channel.
In this video, you'll learn how we're able to make millions of parts per year using our state of the art technology operated by our experienced plastic injection molding professionals.
If you have a high-volume custom plastic products project that requires injection molding, then you should consider the following factors before starting your project:
- Parts quantity
- Tooling budget
- How the part is made
- Size of parts
- Material used