Custom Plastics Guide

Check out guides,  recent trends, and news about custom plastics and the plastic manufacturing industry. 
October 11, 2021
3D Printing: A Beginner's Guide and Its Impact on Your Business

Introduction: 3D Printing and How It Can be Applied to Your Business There are a number of ways 3D printing can be applied to your business. The first is by creating prototypes with a 3d printer. Prototypes allow designers to test new products and iterate on the design before prototyping with a 3d printer. It […]

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July 17, 2021
Top 15 Plastic Injection Molding Materials

Plastic injection molding materials, in particular thermoplastics, have a vast range of properties and areas of application. Continuously new material combinations are being discovered, replacing more and more traditional materials.
In this post, you will explore the top 15 plastic materials used in injection molding.

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June 15, 2021
Molding Cycle Time Calculator

Plastic Injection Molding Cycle Time Having a molding cycle time calculator in your tools can be incredibly useful. Whenever you work on a project and need to get some rough numbers for the business side of things, you will need it. For the manufacturing of all kinds of products, cycle time, next to material cost, […]

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February 23, 2021
Working with custom plastic molders

Custom plastics design phase When working with custom plastic molders to produce your product the objective is quite often this: get the part to advertise quickly and at the lowest cost. That is actually quite difficult. Design is generally changed a few times before being fixed. There are also cases where a part design will […]

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January 25, 2021
Why are Chinese injection mold costs still lower

Lower mold prices overseas For many years we have this stigma in our heads that if you want something cheap, go to China. While public opinion about Chinese quality has surely changed, the low-cost stereotype is still there. Injection mold costs are no exception to this common perception. It has all be accounted to China's […]

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January 5, 2021
Injection molding costs explained

Injection molding cost categories You have contacted a plastic injection molder and got your quotation. To begin evaluating the quote, wouldn't you like to understand what kind of injection molding costs go into making a quote like that? Most professional suppliers don't just ballpark a number. On the contrary, precise cost calculation is the backbone […]

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December 22, 2020
How to get a Custom Plastic Part

There are many ways to get your own custom plastic part. It all depends on your situation and what your goals are. The industry for custom plastics is quite big and ranges from smaller mold shops to large enterprises that do the full service. Eventually, you need to make the right decision about what you […]

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