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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 [...]

By definition, an injection molding gate is an orifice through which the molten plastic is injected into the mold. The type and size of the gate plays a very significant role in the process of injection molding. Gate Types There are two types of gates available for injection molding; manually trimmed and automatically trimmed gates. [...]

The Game Gripper is a hand-held instrument used to convert the Motorola Droid keyboard into one of the best performing gaming handsets on the market. The device fits over the phone and comes with custom buttons that align to the keyboard perfectly, dramatically enhancing the gaming experience while using the Droid handset. Hyrum Fairbanks, the [...]

Ever wonder what the best gate type is for the design you are working on?  Yes, many other has wondered the same thing.  Well, there is a great site out there to help explain what the different gate types are.  It covers injection molding gate types from simple sprue gate all the way to a [...]

Draft and wall thickness are two of the most critical and overlooked fundamentals when manufacturing and designing for injection molding.DraftDraft is a design feature that involves tapering the side walls of a part to allow it to be released from the mold when the mold opens. Drafting walls in the direction of the mold helps [...]