Custom Color Can Be a Challenge in Plastic Manufacturing

When it comes to creating nicely colored plastic molded parts, the process can be a little challenging. Most plastic injection molding materials come in very plain, unattractive colors. They are typically white, off-white, yellowish, or black parts that need to be colorized in order to serve their specific purposes. A custom color match is needed…

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Robotic Automation Is Decreasing Production Costs for Plastic Manufacturers

In the next decade, robotic automation is expected to lower production costs and improve efficiency in a wide range of industries, with plastic manufacturing being one of the most significant. The use of robotics in the plastics manufacturing industry comes with numerous advantages and can slash production costs substantially when properly implemented. The number of…

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Hospital Supplies Keep on the Cutting Edge by Using Plastic

Plastic has greatly revolutionized the medical world in recent years. Its flexibility and durability have led to advancements in many areas, including prosthetics, joint replacements, pacemakers, sterilization, and even childproofing medications with plastic locking mechanisms. Its ability to be recycled and re-used has also led to more eco-friendly hospital supplies. MRI machines, which are giant…

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What You Need to Know to Get an Online Quote for Plastic Injection Molding

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or an inventor in the beginning stages of bringing your product to life, getting an online quote for plastic injection molding services requires a thorough knowledge of the parts you need and their application. Cost will greatly differ based on the specific needs and functions of a part. There are…

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Plastic Molds: How to Choose Between Aluminum and Steel

Up until recently, aluminum plastic molds had a bad reputation. There was a groundless myth that aluminum wasn’t as reliable as steel for handling the heat and pressure needed for molding glass, plastic and other materials. Despite there being no evidence of this, and the potential cost saving benefits of using aluminum molds, companies refused…

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