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Engineering students make the simple complex at the Rube Goldberg contest

Plastic Injection Molding

High schools and colleges throughout the country pay tribute to Rube Goldberg’s legacy every year though The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.  According to the contest website “The Rube Goldberg Machine Contests bring Goldberg's cartoons to life as a way of helping students transcend traditional ways of looking at problems, taking them into the intuitive chaotic realm of imagination. The resulting inventions are collections of bits and pieces, parts of now useless machines, cobbled together to achieve an innovative imaginative, yet somehow logical contraption to meet the annual contest challenge.”

Read More 08 / 25 / 15

Celebrate July 4th and Buy American-Made

Made in America

There is no better time than the Fourth of July to begin a "Buy American-made" tradition.  It's starts by checking the labels.  Nutrition labels on food tell you what contents are in a product. Country of origin labeling tells you where the contents came from and where they were assembled. With a few exceptions, the government does not require this labeling; however companies are typically proud to display their "Made in the USA" origin. More than ever, American consumers want to purchase products made here and support jobs throughout our country.

Tips on buying American-made

Read More 07 / 02 / 15

The Whole Truth About 3D Printing

Plastic Injection Molding

3D printing or additive manufacturing has been around for decades.  But it hasn’t been until the last five years that the hype has exceeded the reality of what this technology can do.  After reading many articles from industry insiders, we've collected some key takeaways on the current and future trends for this manufacturing technique.

Where 3D printing really shines

Read More 01 / 22 / 15

A little holiday humor

American Spirit

A little holiday humor from The Rodon Group
 
Read More 12 / 23 / 14

Planning for 2015: Benefits of manufacturing in the U.S.

American Manufacturing and Products

In the 1900s, the United States was booming. Companies set up shop on American soil and hired well-educated, motivated American workers to manufacture and sell their products. More recently, free trade and an ever-globalizing economy have encouraged American businesses to move their manufacturing facilities overseas, where they can employ less expensive labor with fewer regulations and ultimately sell their products to the end consumer at a lower price. At first glance, lower prices appear to be a good thing, a way of getting more products into the hands of more people more rapidly. However, a closer look reveals there are still many benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. overseas.

Read More 12 / 22 / 14

A Holiday Video to Bring You Some Cheer

The Rodon Group

Hope this little video gets you in the holiday spirit.

 

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Read More 12 / 18 / 14

A Holiday message from The Rodon Group

American Spirit

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all we have to be grateful for.  At The Rodon Group, we are grateful to have wonderful customers and vendors that have helped our business grow.
Read More 12 / 18 / 14

Happy Hanukkah

American Spirit

 
Read More 12 / 17 / 14

The Rodon Group's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The Rodon Group

Read More 12 / 16 / 14
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