5 Engineering Solutions for Injection Molding

5 Engineering Solutions for Injection Molding

Advances in engineering software, which ease the design and manufacturing process of plastic parts, have progressed considerably since the introduction of 2D and 3D design software. 1. Part Design Software upgrades have moved injection molding design into 2D and 3D levels to minimize problems and errors in calculation. Accuracy and attention to minute details of design are easily accomplished...

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What a Single Source Solution Means for Your Injection Molded Project

Are you an engineer looking for a simple solution to getting your injection molded products? To make things easy to manage, the last thing someone wants to do is spend more time working with multiple companies for each step of your project. Finding a single company that will take care of every step of your project from concept thru completion helps maintain project consistency. To begin your...

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Teknor Apex Will Play a Prominent Role in the Plastics Industry's Focus on Bioplastics at NPE2012

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., January 27, 2012: The wealth of bioplastics content available to visitors at the upcoming NPE2012 plastics exposition will include new technical information and product innovations from Teknor Apex Company, it was announced today by the company's Bioplastics Division (Booth 58038). Since introducing its Bioplastics Division at NPE2009, Teknor Apex has developed a diverse...

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Why Injection Molding Defense Related Products Requires Specific Registrations

Why Injection Molding Defense Related Products Requires Specific Registrations

The U.S. Government requires that all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense related products, including those made by injection molding, be registered with the Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). ITAR-controlled items, also known as United States Munitions List (USML) items, are defined as defense articles meant for military application that...

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The Importance of Supply Chain Management for Your Injection Molding Project

The Importance of Supply Chain Management for Your Injection Molding Project

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management. It also includes the crucial components of coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers...

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TPE Compounds impart non-slip surfaces to products.

TPE Compounds impart non-slip surfaces to products.

Monprene® Wet Grip Series styrenic block copolymer compounds retain their rubber-like traction when wet with no loss of elasticity or other key mechanical properties, making them suited for soft-touch applications like grips, handles, knobs, and cushions. They are available in hardnesses from 10 to 45 Shore A and can be applied onto variety of substrates by means of 2-shot, coinjection, or...

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Borealis and Borouge to Demonstrate How Polyolefin Innovations Benefit New Applications at Interplastica 2012

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative plastics solutions, will highlight their latest developments across a broad range of applications and end-user industries at Interplastica 2012, the leading platform for plastic and rubber technology in Russia, from January 24-27 in Moscow. Borealis has a strong commitment to the Russian market, says Gerd Löbbert, Borealis Executive Vice...

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Clean Room Injection Molding for the Medical Industry

Clean Room Injection Molding for the Medical Industry

Clean Room injection molding is becoming increasingly necessary in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. In this field, cleanliness is not only essential but regulated very specifically and adheres to strict medical manufacturing protocols which include operating under the ISO 13485:2003 certificated procedures for medical devices. Typically, a clean room is a location that maintains a...

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Cosmetic Defects Terminology Used in Plastic Injection Molding

Cosmetic Defects Terminology Used in Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process using various thermoplastic materials that are fed into a heated barrel, mixed and forced into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the cavity configuration. Plastic injection molding has evolved into a complex technology for various industries and components therefore the Society of Plastics Industry produced a list of terms and...

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Why You Should Outsource Your Injection Molding Project

Why You Should Outsource Your Injection Molding Project

The investment to design, implement and maintain in-house injection molding projects can be complicated and costly. Resources needed to devote to this endeavor, such as equipment and personnel, are circumvented by outsourcing such projects to expert companies. Using an outsourced company with a history of experience, and the latest cutting-edge equipment, can easily outweigh the undertaking of...

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