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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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Plastic Injection Molding versus 3D Printing

When you need to produce complex plastic parts and components, there are multiple manufacturing processes available. Two of these are plastic injection molding and 3D printing. Time, budget, precision and volume are considerations when deciding which option is right for your business. Here we take a look at each process and the benefits for both….

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Types of Injection Molding

Injection molding. To the masses, it sounds like industry jargon or just another random process among thousands that make up the manufacturing chain. In fact, the technology behind injection molding is complex, intricate and worthy of better understanding. Injection molding is a manufacturing process that allows for parts to be produced in large volumes. It…

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Plastics in Injection Molding

Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible and durable. Its malleable properties make it ideal for injection molding, the most common way to manufacture parts. Plastic polymers that melt and soften with heat and solidify when cooled are called thermoplastics. This differs from the chemical change that occurs in thermoset materials, resulting in a permanent hardened material…

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A Primer on Mold Cavities

Injection molding is one of the most widely used methods in the manufacturing of parts. It is both cost effective and can facilitate large production runs. Injection molding utilizes a machine with three components: an injection unit, a mold and a clamp. Here we look at the mold and its importance in the injection molding…

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Intelligence in Injection Mold Creation

Plastic injection molding is a savvy choice for producing products and parts. This adaptable method can be more efficient than other alternatives. While many companies can provide plastic injection molding and quite a few can create those molds, the right mold injection creation company will provide comprehensive services from design to implementation. The professionals at…

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Master Unit Die Molds

A master unit die (MUD) is a universal frame that fits into the press allowing for an insert mold to slide in and out quickly in place of using a full size mold clamped to the press. Inserts usually contain an ejector plate, core pins, and mold cavities. Inserts can easily be modified and reinserted…

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A History of Mold Making

Mold making has existed for thousands of years. Molds have been found around the world from ancient times including a stone mold dating back to the bronze age used to make spear tips to a mold from ancient Greece that was used to make figurines and even a wooden mold to make candy in Sri…

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Bridge Tooling

Bridge tooling is an important part of the development process. Also referred to as rapid tooling, it represents a stage in development that bridges the gap between prototyping and final production when there is a need for molded parts and production tooling is not yet available. The Toolroom offers tool rapid prototyping for projects big…

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