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Injection Molding Machine Basics

Plastic Injection Molding

If you are planning to manufacturer plastic parts, there is some basic information you should know about injection molding machines.  This article provides an overview of tonnage and clamping force.  We hope you find this information useful.  If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Injection Press Basics

While plastic injection molders will help you determine the size of the machine needed to get the best result, a project designer or engineer can get a good estimate based on some basic information.   By knowing approximately what size machine will be required, you can better source a plastic injection molder that will meet your needs.

Read More 12 / 09 / 14

The Pros and Cons of Cold Versus Hot Runner Molds

Plastic Injection Molds and Presses

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. 

Read More 10 / 23 / 14

An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

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.  

Read More 04 / 17 / 14

How to select a plastic injection molder for your next project

Plastic Injection Molding

Just released

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.

Read More 01 / 21 / 14

Demand-driven factory management exceeds customer expectations

Plastic Injection Molding

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.

Read More 10 / 24 / 13

The Rodon Group invests in new technology

Automation and Robotics

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.

Read More 09 / 26 / 13

Plastic Injection Molding 101 - The Basics of an Injection Press

Plastic Injection Molding

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. 

Download Your Free Copy: Benefits of a Turnkey Manufacturer

Read More 07 / 17 / 13

The Rodon Group Answers Your Top Questions

Plastic Injection Molding

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?

Read More 07 / 12 / 13

Plastic Injection Molding Factory Tour

Plastic Injection Molds and Presses

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.

Read More 05 / 10 / 12
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