Plastic Molding Industry Strengthened by Advances in Recycling

Thermoset polymers are not biodegradable, a fact that has blighted the plastic molding industry for some time. But now plastic injection manufacturers may be able to reap the benefits of a recent advance in recycling that will render plastic molding-created thermoset polymers recyclable. While this discovery, pioneered by IBM Almaden Research Center, may not extend…

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3D Printing Vs. Plastic Injection Molding

3D printing has proven to be a highly effective and accurate manufacturing method that has a tremendous potential in a wide range of different industries. There is some debate about whether 3d printing has become more cost-effective and efficient than traditional production methods like plastic injection molding, but what most are failing to realize is…

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Blow Molding 101

What is Blow Molding? The basic blow molding technology evolved from glass blowing techniques developed by early Egyptian glass blowers  thousands of years ago. In contrast modern day plastic blow molding is high-tech and very automated. Plastic blow molding  can be described as a manufacturing process which uses air pressure to inflate thermoplastic materials within a mold. The design…

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