Browsing Posts published in July, 2009

Proto-duction tooling, also known as ‘Prototype-to-Production” tooling is gaining momentun in today’s manufacturing world as people look to reduce capital costs of molds. This type of tooling is production steel multi-cavity tooling, with the 1stcavity being the prototype tool. When the 1stcavity is constructed, sampled, adjusted, and approved, then the remaining cavities are built to [...]

One of the fastest growing injection molding market segments is medical.  This is a coveted market by many because it seems to be relatively isolated from economic downturns.  One of the biggest tickets to entry for this market is cleanroom molding.  But many ask “What is cleanroom molding and what does that mean?”Let’s start with [...]

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the third most widely used thermoplastic behind Polyethylene and Polypropylene.  A large majority of the PVC is used for construction goods because it is inexpensive, durable and easy to use.  It also can be manufactured in both hard and softer durometers which enables it to be very versatile. Now that we see [...]