11 May 2020

Last Updated on May 11, 2020The Reshoring Index: Change Ahead   During these trying times, it can sometimes be helpful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Even before the current COVID situation, manufacturing was undergoing some significant shifts that may have far-reaching implications for the years to come. These changes […]

13 Feb 2020
The metal plates of a plastic injection mold

Last Updated on February 13, 2020The plastic injection molding process   The basics of injection molding: melted plastic is injected into a metal mold. The material cools inside the mold and hardens into the finished product. The product is released when the two halves of the mold separate and the product is ejected.    How […]

10 Dec 2019

Last Updated on December 10, 2019What is an Overmold?   Overmolding uses two or more different materials to create a single product. For example, overmolding can create a plastic toothbrush with a soft, comfortable handle. The central, usually harder piece, is called the substrate, while the outer material is known as the overmold material.   […]

25 Nov 2019

Last Updated on November 25, 2019Is 3D printing cheaper than injection molding?   Injection molding is cheaper than 3D printing if you produce more than 100 parts. While the cost per unit using 3D printing stays relatively unchanged, the price for injection molding becomes dramatically better the more pieces you manufacture with your mold. There […]

19 Nov 2019
Plastic raw material in granules against the background of Chemical Laboratory and reagents

Last Updated on November 19, 2019Materials used in injection molding are plastics, specifically thermoplastics. There are hundreds of thermoplastics, but the most common thermoplastics used in injection molding are: Polypropylene Polyethylene Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) These three thermoplastic materials are used all the time. They are cost-effective, durable, and can tolerate the stresses of constant […]

Last Updated on September 23, 2019What is a CNC Machine and How Does it Work?   CNC Machines are some of the most important tools used in modern manufacturing. They can perform an incredibly diverse range of tasks and are essential for product design. Because of the complexity of CNC machines, it can be easy […]

18 Sep 2019

Last Updated on September 24, 2019Rex Plastics Customer Showcase – Polycarbonate Orange Screw   Overview The Orange Screw is a heavy-duty ground anchor offered by a company sharing the same name, Orange Screw. It’s injection molded using recycled polycarbonate, which is a strong and impact-resistant polymer commonly used in electronic, automotive and construction applications. Rex […]

26 Aug 2019

Last Updated on September 18, 2019    Since its inception in the 1960s, to its acceptance in the 1990s, the hot runner system has challenged tradition across the plastic injection molding business. With their increased cycle speed and decreased waste, hot runners are an attractive solution to many looking to diversify their injection molding process. […]