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China vs. U.S. Molds

Plastic Injection Molding

Many companies utilize offshore manufacturing to save on labor costs and raw materials. When it comes to fabricating plastic injection molds, those savings may seem significant; however, offshore manufacturing often comes with many drawbacks such as shipping delays and low product quality. These issues quickly eliminate any cost benefits associated with Chinese injection molds as they often result in the need for reworked parts. 

Read More 03 / 10 / 21

How to Select the Best Resin for Your Plastic Injection Part

Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is a highly versatile and efficient process that allows manufacturers to create a wide range of products and components from melted plastic resins. As a result of advances in molding technologies and material development, polymers and plastics have been incorporated into an increasingly wide array of products and applications. Featuring lightweight strength, aesthetic appeal, and durability, plastics are becoming the preferred material for industries ranging from consumer products to medical devices.

Read More 01 / 26 / 21

Advantages of Automation in Plastic Injection Molding

Manufacturing

Plastic injection molding processes are fast, efficient, and precise when conducted by an experienced professional plastic molder using advanced, automated machinery. By using appropriately advanced equipment and automation technology, each manufactured piece will be identical to the initial design file and other units in the order.

Read More 12 / 16 / 20

Differences in Food-Grade Plastic Injection Molding Materials

Plastic Injection Molding

Materials that will come into direct contact with food must be durable, non-reactive, and inert. For consumer safety, it is vital that these plastics must be able to withstand factors such as chemical exposure, extreme temperatures, and UV radiation without breaking down. To be considered food-grade, plastic injection molding materials must adhere to strict regulations.

Read More 11 / 18 / 20

Why Outsourcing Your Plastic Injection Molding Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Plastic Injection Molding

Manufacturing plastic injection molded components in-house as part of a customer’s end product can prove to be a significant challenge from an efficiency, quality, and cost perspective. Many companies have seen the relative ease with outsourcing and have decided to incorporate that process into their business model. Over the years, Rodon has garnered many of our largest customers who were doing their best to manufacture their injection molded components in-house, but found the process too problematic and inefficient.

Read More 10 / 01 / 20

Thermoforming vs. Injection Molding: What’s the Difference?

Plastic Injection Molding

Used in all types of industries, plastics provide versatility and strength across a wide range of applications, from automotive body parts to human body parts. Each application requires a unique manufacturing process that can mold the part based on specifications.

Read More 09 / 21 / 20

Injection Molding vs. 3D Printing

Plastic Injection Molding

Both injection molding and 3D printing are additive manufacturing processes that create highly complex parts using near-identical product runs. Manufacturers can choose from a broad selection of plastics and thermoplastic materials to perform either process, but there are a few applications where injection molding or 3D printing is preferred. If you're choosing which technique to use for your organization, consider the following side-by-side comparison.

Read More 09 / 01 / 20

Plastic Injection Molding Tips for the Medical Industry

Plastic Injection Molding

When creating components for medical and pharmaceutical devices, manufacturers must meet extremely high standards of quality. Since medical equipment and devices directly affect the health and safety of users, parts are subject to stringent regulatory standards for material quality, precision, and traceability. 

Read More 08 / 12 / 20

10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing an Injection Molder

Plastic Injection Molding

How often do you source an injection molder?  If you are like most companies and project managers, not very often. The good news is, once you have selected on an injection molder to work with, you are likely to stay with them for a long time as long as they keep producing quality plastic parts. 

Read More 06 / 30 / 20
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