Many businesses turn to injection molding for high-volume, intricate parts. The process provides many benefits, including a high production level while minimizing the cost per unit. To determine if custom plastic injection molding suits your application, you should understand the varying materials and surface finishes available.
From Concept to Completion
The Rodon Group is an industry-leading custom plastic injection molding provider, creating billions of high-quality parts and components for various industries. We are proud to be a United States manufacturer, and with over 125 injection molding presses, we are considered one of the largest family-owned plastic injection molders in the U.S.
Rodon offers a wealth of custom plastic injection molding knowledge and experience, taking a comprehensive approach to part design while featuring the following capabilities.
Our design team has over three decades of industry experience building and designing top-quality molds. Advanced design software, such as Solid Works, allows us to quickly and easily modify and assess part designs to meet our customers' exact specifications. Our team focuses on understanding the precise function, use, and requirements of every part to ensure it will function as needed in its intended environment.
Rodon consistently considers all aspects of the manufacturing process, from mold design to injection molding methods. This approach is part of our concept-to-completion strategy, which ensures optimal quality from the initial design phase. Following this method involves a strong understanding of the practical and technical aspects of plastic injection molding.
Toolmaking and Precision Tooling
Manufacturing a high-quality tool requires precision, accuracy, and time. Since it can be a significant investment in the manufacturing process, Rodon is committed to getting it right to ensure the success of your project. We offer the following advantages with our precision tooling capabilities:
- Warranty. As long as we’re operating a tool that we have manufactured, there will never be any maintenance or repair charges.
- Tool Quality. We build top-quality precision molds designed to achieve tight tolerances and optimized cycle times for your project.
- Capacity. Our experienced and knowledgeable team has the capacity to mold parts with wall thickness variations and complex geometries.
- Maximum Part Size. While we concentrate on parts with small dimensions, a 10" square is our maximum part size.
There are various materials to choose from when it comes to plastic injection molding. To ensure your parts perform as needed, the experienced team at Rodon can guide you in selecting the proper material for your unique plastic injection molding project.
Our state-of-the-art facility includes 125 fully automated presses. Our production schedule runs seven days a week, 24 hours a day, for most of the year to ensure optimal efficiency.
- Facility and Equipment. Each of our presses has self-diagnostic and microprocessor-controlled functions, with clamping forces ranging from 46 to 720 tons and a fractional to 107-ounce capacity. We also have a new Class 8 cleanroom environment that can be adapted to meet the demands of various projects. This is especially beneficial to the pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage, and other industries that must meet strict safety standards.
- Automation and Inventory Management. Rodon maintains a safety stock to meet our clients' unexpected demands. Our inventory levels are monitored in real time to help with future needs estimation. We also use a Material Requirement Planning (MRP) System for efficient job monitoring from beginning to end. Our extensive expertise in resin properties, part demand, and cycle times contributes to our 99.8% customer satisfaction rating.
Our quality control checks play a vital role in our manufacturing process, and we conduct them at every phase of production. These checks include an assessment of color accuracy, tolerances, strength, part defects, and the overall physical appearance of a product. Our comprehensive approach to quality control is essential to maintaining high standards in our manufacturing processes.
Industries We Serve
At Rodon, we work with the following industries to create custom-injected molded plastic parts:
- Medical / Pharmaceutical. Rodon can mold a variety of medical and pharmaceutical parts for applications such as laboratory tools, testing instruments, medical equipment, and other devices. To ensure optimal safety, we also offer cleanroom solutions to provide a sterile production environment.
- Window & Door. We produce top-quality, high-performance parts for window and door manufacturers. Applications include latches, vent stop keepers and locks, muntin clips and joiners, and more for commercial and residential purposes.
- Food & Beverage. Plastic injection molding is ideal for creating complex, identical parts with food-grade plastic materials. Rodon can manufacture food and beverage components in adherence to FDA and related regulatory standards. Additionally, we offer cleanroom solutions to ensure a safe, contaminant-free manufacturing environment.
- Building & Construction. Plastic injection molding plays a vital role in the building and construction industry, with applications that include flooring, walls, roofing, windows, piping, insulation, and more.
Custom Plastic Injection Molding Materials
The varying plastic types used in custom injection molding allow for various melting points required for different applications.
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). A common thermoplastic used for products that do not require chemical, electrical, or UV resistance. ABS is a flexible and lightweight material with good impact strength and durability. Many everyday objects use ABS custom injection molded parts, such as children’s toys, components in household appliances, and automotive parts.
- Low-Density and High-Density Polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE). As one of the most versatile thermoplastics, LDPE and HDPE have high tensile strength, impact resistance, and moisture resistance. HDPE is a material used in a range of consumer and industrial products, while LDPE is a softer version popular in consumer and industrial production.
- Polycarbonate (PC). As a transparent, lightweight material, PC is a durable alternative to glass. With high durability and extreme impact resistance, many demanding applications use PC, including bulletproof glass.
- Polyamide (Nylon). Nylon offers excellent electrical properties, strength, and resistance to heat wear, and chemicals. Applications in the medical and automotive industries often use nylon for custom plastic injection molded parts.
- High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). As a versatile, impact-resistant, and economical plastic, HIPS consists of crystal styrene and rubber. With non-toxic properties, HIPS is ideal for food-grade components.
- Polypropylene (PP). With excellent chemical and stress resistance and high impact strength, PP is a robust plastic with a high melting point. PP is often used as a food-grade polymer in the food and beverage industry.
Benefits of Using Custom Plastic Injection Molding
As one of the most versatile methods for plastic part production, plastic injection molding has numerous advantages over other plastic molding methods. Custom plastic injection molding is not only a more straightforward and more reliable process than others, but it also offers the following benefits:
- High efficiency with fast production
- Complex part design with a high level of consistency
- Enhanced strength
- Flexibility of material and color options
- Reduced waste
- Lower labor costs over other types of molding
Partner With The Rodon Group For Your Next Injection Molding Project
At The Rodon Group, we are a leading U.S. provider of custom plastic injection molding services. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485-certified to ensure the highest level of quality for every project, and our comprehensive capabilities allow us to meet the needs of many industries. Regardless of your needs, the experts at Rodon can deliver superior injection-molded components that adhere to tight tolerances.