Browsing Posts published in April, 2012

How do you select the right injection molding material? This is a very difficult question. Making the decision even harder is the fact that there are over 300,000 different types of material available, and that number grows by 750 more every year. Some people think the best thing to do is just select the latest [...]

Designing plastic parts is a complex task involving many factors that address a list of requirements of the application. In addition to functional and structural issues, processing issues play a large role in the design of an injection molded part. Adhering to some basic rules will result in a part that, in addition to being [...]

What do a leather wallet and a ketchup bottle cap have in common? You got it…they both implement the living hinge to bring the object to life through movement. When speaking in terms of manufacturing, a living hinge is a thin flexible web of material that holds two rigid plastic pieces together. The living hinge [...]