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The latest automotive industry trends indicate a strong recovery in the sector, with an estimated annual growth of 11% in the automotive plastics market predicted for the next five years. Pushing this growth is the trend toward reducing vehicle weight and the associated decrease in emissions. There is a rising demand for plastic components in both...
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Injection molding allows manufacturers to customize parts with extreme precision. This includes design, shape, and color in a variety of materials that ultimately impact the function of the component. It’s also an efficient method for producing thousands or even millions of metal or plastic parts in succession. To appreciate the design of components produced you must...
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Did you know that the world’s largest plastic injection molding machine weighs 585 tons? Modern life as we know it wouldn’t be the same without plastic injection molding manufacturing. Everything from Legos to combs and plastic instruments relies on this important fabrication technique. Are you curious about how plastic injection molding works? If so, read...
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Injection mold design is a very interesting topic and we’re excited to tell you more about it in this article. The automotive industry follows some specific injection molding design rules when making automotive parts. There are specific densities and hardness ratings required for plastic parts, like there are for metal parts. In this article we’ll...
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Interested in learning more about custom injection molding? Among other industries, the automotive industry relies on custom plastic injection molding for all of the plastic features of a vehicle. In this informative article, we’ll take a look under the hood of plastic injection molding and explore how plastic injection molding companies manufacture parts. Keep reading...
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Plastics is one of the largest industries in the United States, accounting for over a million jobs and shipments totaling $395 billion a year. Injection molding plays a big part in this. It is one of the most efficient and economical processes for mass production. One of the biggest advantages of injection molding is versatility,...
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Injection molding is a manufacturing process that injects melted plastic into a prefabricated mold. The plastic cools and hardens, producing the desired part. The process has revolutionized the auto and manufacturing industries. In fact, injection molding is used to produce the majority of plastic products in the world today. Injection molding tooling comprises many different components to...
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From the automotive industry and toy industry to the medical industry, a lot of businesses use injection molding to manufacture their products. If you’ve ever wondered about the different types of injection molding, you’re going to love this short guide. We’ll explore all four of the main types of injection molding and tell you more about cost,...
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Plastic injection molding has its roots in the 1800s. Today it’s still the most popular way to manufacture plastic parts. Of course, the process has changed a lot in the last 150 years. Advanced techniques allow manufacturers to quickly create precise molds with little waste. Most people use injection molded products every day. Despite this, the...
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In 1869 John Wesley Hyatt invented the first synthetic polymer made from cellulose. Since that day, plastics have played an important role in our society. If you look around you today, you will notice that our entire world depends on plastics. This plays an important role in almost every industry and product worldwide. Check out four major...
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