How Injection Molding Is Used To Craft Everyday Plastic Products

In case you’re still confused about how the process of injection molding can assist your company in mass producing plastic parts, you’re not alone. Injection molding is a meticulous process requiring expensive, precision based machinery and expertise. As explained in one of his latest videos, Bill Hammack (aka the engineerguy) breaks down this process step…

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Injection Compression Molding Provides Unique Benefits

One of the most astounding displays at this year’s Fakuma international trade fair in Germany was Netstal’s demonstration of injection compression molding on a stack mold. The results may have seemed quite ordinary: a simple polypropylene margarine container. However, the 15-ounce container weighed in at a mere 10.7 grams. In addition, Netstal claimed its advancement…

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Phthalate Compounds Will Probably Not Kill You

If you’re a health-conscious American, chances are you’ve read about phthalate compounds in some cautionary piece of journalism or another. Perhaps you’ve heard the horror stories of phthalate seepage from your plastic containers contaminating your macaroni-and-cheese lunches in the microwave. Or maybe you’ve read about pre-teen and adolescent afflictions of high blood pressure and resistance…

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From Waste To Energy: How Plastic Can Be Converted To Crude Oil

Just when you thought plummeting prices for polyethylene (PE), the most frequently used plastic resin, as well as naptha, the crude oil most commonly used in the production of household plastics, would somehow diminish China’s worldwide dominance in plastic manufacturing, in reality, these factors have only fortified it. In defiance of an economic slowdown, Asia’s demand for…

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The Accelerated Evolution of 3D Printed Gun Technology

As candidates prepare for the 2016 presidential election, gun control remains a core issue, especially among gun rights advocates who see it as another means of unnecessary government regulation. Following a series of school shootings and other assaults made with firearms in recent years, the Obama administration proposed legislation requiring more stringent background checks from private…

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