What’s the True Cost of Your Mold? If the cost of your plastic mold seems as opaque to you as the plastic that makes up your parts or products, you’re not alone. Many customers come to REX Plastics with only the vaguest idea of how mold-making works, to say nothing of the processes and costs […]
Rex Plastics is known for quality plastic injection molding. It has been part of our business since we started in 1971. Very few understand how the process works when they approach us, and likewise don’t know the advantages offered by all our other in-house services. We’d like to set the record straight.
Most people don’t realize that 3D printing is decades-old technology. It’s undergone rapid evolution and explosive growth in recent years, and seems to find new uses almost daily. Economies of scale have brought 3D printing within practical and financial reach of the average person, creating new possibilities for entrepreneurs, makers, and inventors — including many […]
Plastic injection molding is used for everything from chairs and industrial parts to Legos. Injection-molded plastic parts prove their worth whether you’re designing a new product, or even a single component in a complex assembly. On the positive side, the injection molding process ensures quality and uniformity. However, tooling a mold is expensive, and small […]
There are many things to consider when developing a product and entering the industry of plastic manufacturing in the United States. The world is a lot smaller place than it used to be, and there are many more options available to product developers today than there were in the past. With the advancement of technology, […]
The question is put to us almost daily: “I’ve got a part 4″ by 5″ by 2″, how much will the injection mold cost?” Unfortunately, there is a long list of factors that complicate that question. From expected product life to the type of plastic used, any one factor could greatly impact that final number. […]
There are approximately 90,000 different grades of plastic available to plastic manufacturers in the USA. Categories include adhesives, film, rapid prototyping, recycled, thermoplastic and thermoset. This ever-expanding list is due to the fact that plastic is one of the most versatile materials on the planet. Small variations in the content of the material produce different […]
Rex Plastics, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have added new equipment and staff at our plastics molding facility near Portland, OR. The installation of two Wittmann Battenfeld three-axis servo robots with end-of-arm tooling marks another step in the continuing efficiency improvement efforts made by our US molding company. Added Flexibility The new equipment will […]
When it comes to plastic part manufacturing, injection molding is among the least expensive processes available. Due to the initial investment of the mold, return on investment should be an important consideration when making the decision on what type of part manufacturing process to use. Part Manufacturing Considerations Part manufacturing volume is a major consideration. […]
Since 2014, the US has added 547,000 waiters and bartenders and lost 36,000 manufacturing workers. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US has gained 1.7 million food service jobs since the official start of the last recession in 2007, and has lost 1.5 million manufacturing jobs.