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Guide to Designing Plastic Parts

When designing plastic parts that will be injection molded, you might have questions about design criteria. For example, what draft angle ensures the part’s easy ejection from the mold. Below is a guide to the most common criteria for designing plastic parts. Wall Thickness The wall thickness of a thermoplastic part depends on several factors ... More
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A Working Understanding of Lean Six Sigma Quality Controls

Lean Six Sigma has improved manufacturing processes and quality controls at hundreds of companies, but what exactly is it? Productivity at the workplace is especially essential to the lifeline of any company. Achieving peak productivity and efficiency certainly isn’t always easy to achieve. As the person in charge, it is your job to find ways ... More
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Surface Finish Options and Assembly Choices

Injection molding is one of the most effective ways to produce identical plastic parts and products. Plastic injection molding towers over other plastic molding methods because it’s simpler, highly reliable, and highly efficient. One of the key selling points of injection molding is the ability to create custom products that don’t requi ... More
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Here’s Why You Should Consider Metal-Plastic Conversion

Metal-plastic conversion is exactly what it sounds like; a process of replacing machinery parts that were initially fashioned out of metal with parts that have been reproduced or re-engineered using plastic. Despite the connotation sounding like a drop in quality, plastics, especially high-grade injection-molded resins, do have exceptional advantag ... More
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What Plastic Materials Are Used in Medicine?

Close your eyes and picture a hospital room. You likely imagined hard, glossy white plastics everywhere; in the medical devices, the equipment used by doctors and nurses, and even the furniture. Plastic resins are ideal for medical applications because of their low cost, toughness, and easily sanitized nonporous surfaces. They’re lighter, che ... More