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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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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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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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