As a common defect in injection molding, flash can have a significant impact on the level of scrap you are producing or cost of secondary processes as a manufacturer. While Automotive and Medical suppliers typically reduce scrap to near zero as part of the controlled process monitoring, many other components do not operate with as […]
Plastic & Injection Molding
No matter what upcoming projects you may have as an injection mold builder or injection molder, there is a good chance that you are looking for ways to save money – improving your injection molds or molding process. While the steps required to complete a project may be diverse and specific demands targeted to unique […]
While there is no denying that plastic injection molding has positively impacted a variety of different industries, the recent coronavirus pandemic has led many manufacturers to determine how their services may impact the medical industry or other associated industries in times of need. Modern medical-grade plastic injection molding can be used to create medical devices, […]
Injection molding defects are often inevitable, and depending on the type of mold, various things could affect part quality. Typically, challenges are factors like material differences, ambient environmental impacts, machine changes, margins of error, and much more. Simply put, a variety of different things can cause injection molding defects; however, there are also small changes […]
For many manufacturers, there is often a deeply rooted misconception in their customers that metal is always better than plastic when creating parts. Depending on the part being created, however, this approach could be causing unnecessary costs for a product that may be just as strong if cast in plastic instead. But when are plastic […]
Choosing the right material is critical for nearly every step of the injection molding process. For this reason, it is often one of the most vital steps that a manufacturer and their client will have to make throughout the entirety of the production run. Although there is sometimes secrecy about why specific plastic material types […]
Anyone that says injection molding defects are a result of inattention or inexperience typically are not taking into factors like material differences, ambient environmental facts, machine calibration changes, margins of error and much more.
While 3D printing has caused a splash in recent years, it is often not a stand-alone process and may only be a single step in the manufacturing process of a part. When paired with existing processes for mass fabrication, like injection molding, there are clear differences between the two processes and what can be achieved through them.
For most industries, it only makes sense to find the lowest cost yet most durable materials to produce the products they need. As a versatile manufacturing technique, injection molding plays a crucial role in developing and creating many modern products, from consumer toys to airplane components. This article will look at the top 6 industrial […]
Although many plastic component designers may not think about it, core preload is an essential part of any successful injection molding project requiring precision and uniformity. As the creators of KOR-LOK® Side Action Systems, PFA has a unique understanding of preload and the critical importance of choosing a hydraulic locking cylinder (HLC) that will maintain proper preload […]