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Injection molding is the manufacturing process that is responsible for producing most of the plastic parts that you and I come in contact with each day. While the process is capable of producing a vast range of designs, it can take some time and therefore does not lend itself well to changes down the line. [...]

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 [...]

Plastics News had a great article in April on the use of aluminum injection molds for the automotive industry.  As the automotive industry goes through a major correction, it is forcing them to think differently about how they manufacture parts.  Honda of America is being very progressive in their thinking. Never before has an automotive manufacturing [...]

As product life cycles shrink, it is starting to change the way people view injection mold tooling and parts.  In the past, aluminum molds were used primarily for prototype tooling and only a so called “fool” would use them for production.  Now, that is changing and changing fast.  With life cycles shrinking and the focus [...]