19 Mar 2017

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. […]

18 Jan 2017

There are many ways to produce plastic parts and if your anticipated sales volume is high enough, plastic injection molded part manufacturing can be the most cost effective way to get the job done. If you’re ready to pull the trigger on your project, consider Rex Plastics.  Learn more about our plastic injection molded part […]

17 Nov 2016

Will Trump Restore American Manufacturing? Now that the most excruciating election season of our lifetimes is over, it’s time to shovel off the stinking, rotting layer of excrement that has accumulated and try to guess whether or not our president-elect will follow through with his campaign promises.  This article considers whether or not these promises […]

14 Oct 2016

Plastic Injection Molding – Before You Quote “I have the CAD drawing, what else could they possibly need?”  Does this sound familiar?  Preparing for a plastic injection molding quote may not be as simple as you think. “…I have the CAD drawing, what else could they possibly need?” While it is true that a custom […]

10 Aug 2016

Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Ejection and Surface Finish   Ejection When it comes to successful plastic part design, ejection and surface finish considerations are critical factors to consider.  The most common way to remove a part from the mold is through ejector pins. They apply a force to eject a part […]

20 Jul 2016

Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Gates and Parting Lines   Gates Each plastic part design must have a ‘gate’, or an opening that allows the molten plastic to be injected into the cavity of the mold. There are several styles of gates that are commonly used in molding. Care and consideration should […]

26 May 2016

  Plastic Injection Molding Costs One of the most difficult obstacles preventing product developers from having their product injection molded is the initial tooling investment. At first glance, many product developers form the conclusion plastic injection molding is too expensive. These folks are placing more importance on short term needs, most likely during a prototyping phase, when […]

28 Apr 2016

When to Consider Plastic Injection Molding Plastic Injection Molding is a diverse process with many possibilities. Often, the precision and repeatability of plastic injection molding makes it a viable alternative to machining. As a rule of thumb, if you are using 1,000 or more parts per year, you may want to consider plastic injection molding as […]