Resources

A Peak at Plastic Resin

The average American encounters over 7,000 different plastic products in a normal day. It is versatile, inexpensive and recyclable. Resin is the core ingredient for all plastic products. Plastic are made from raw materials like natural gas, oil or plants, which are then refined into ethane and propane. These are then treated with heat in…

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Prototype Mold Builders

Your injection molding project should start with a prototype. This will verify its dimensions and specifications are exact, as well as ensure that the product functions as intended before moving forward. A prototype provides a tangible example to show stakeholders and potential customers. It also saves time and can help cut costs while identifying potential…

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Can an injection mold be repaired?

The Toolroom has been providing injection mold services for over four decades. Our molds are designed to last, but that doesn’t mean that a repair won’t one day be necessary. Can you repair an injection mold? What is involved in a repair, and is it cost effective? Our experts are here to answer those questions…

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Die Casting Versus Mold Manufacturing

There are many ways to manufacture parts for your business. Two of the most common are die casting and injection molding. Each process has advantages and disadvantages. Let’s have the experts at The Toolroom explain each process and help you decide what is best for your engineering needs. Die casting’s process involves casting metal under…

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Building US Manufacturing Reliance Against Supply Chain Disruptions

The recent COVID pandemic brough the world to a halt, and this amplified an already strained supply chain and tedious economic climate. The economic security of the United States as seen by steady employment numbers and sold operation of critical industries also requires a resilient supply chain. A resilient supply chain is not one that…

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Choosing the Right Injection Mold Type

Designing and manufacturing custom plastic injection molds is our specialty! A mold is a hollow form usually made from stainless steel. Plastic is injected into the mold in the manufacture of plastic parts. Molds are used in mass production as they result in quality parts at faster speeds and reduced costs. The number and type…

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Reverse Engineering

Traditional product design starts with an idea and results in the manufacturing of a final product. Reverse engineering begins with a product and works in the opposite direction to identify product components and their relationships with one another, uncover materials and methods used in its manufacturing and create a corresponding physical representation of the item….

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Concurrent Engineering: A Wise Approach

Concurrent engineering is a method of designing and developing products, in which several departments work on different stages of product development simultaneously. If done correctly, concurrent engineering increases the efficacy of product development by reducing time to market and overall costs while maintaining or even improving the final product quality. The idea of concurrent engineering…

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Rapid Production Tooling

Rapid production tooling is an agile and cost effective way to inject various plastic parts into small batches, such as would be used for prototypes. Once a steel or aluminum mold is created with a rapid mold process, it is utilized as a part of a molding process to create multiple copies of one piece….

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