16 Aug 2021

What are some examples of mass production?    Mass production is what takes a garage invention and puts it on shelves around the world. It is the process by which products are replicated at scale. It allows you to turn a dream into a business and a passion into a successful product. Almost everything you […]

07 Jul 2021
white rapid prototype ball

Manufacturing plastic prototypes – where to start The first step in every product’s life is prototyping. Whether it’s a brand new idea or an improvement on an old design, prototyping allows designers to test products before going to production. From consumer goods to industrial, every field across every industry benefits from the ease and affordability […]

16 Feb 2021

  In almost every field of manufacturing, rapid prototyping can help to ensure the success of a product. Creating a prototype is an easy, cost-effective way to create quick iterations of your plastic part. If you’re planning a product for mass production, rapid plastic prototyping is an essential step in the process.    What is […]

07 Oct 2020

A Guide to Plastic Molding – Manufacturing and Process.   Plastic molding generally refers to plastic injection molding. This process is used to create plastic parts by injecting molten plastic into a metallic mold. After the plastic cools, the mold is opened, and the newly formed plastic part is released.    Common uses of plastic […]

  Get the custom injection mold you need   Rex Plastics can create custom, high-quality injection molds for nearly any application. These molds allow clients to create custom plastic parts at scale, for the lowest possible cost per unit. For more information about the cost of injection molded parts, check out our blog. From toys […]

05 Apr 2021
Woman operating an injection molding machine

What is a sprue? A sprue is a channel through which molten plastic flows into the mold. Specifically, the sprue is the entry point of the molten plastic, the vertical passage which plastic then flows through into runners and gates. In general, the entire assembly is commonly known as the sprue. The whole system is […]

When creating a product or part using injection molding, it’s easy to get caught up in that piece’s actual production. Things like material, size, and complexity are all important factors to consider and have a huge impact on production. But what about the look and feel of your product? If your product or part is […]

14 Nov 2020

If you’ve got a plastic manufacturing project on the horizon, chances are you’ve tried to do some research into local plastic manufacturers. Finding the right company might seem like a simple enough task, but with all of the ads, misleading information, and foreign competitors, it can be tough to find a straight answer. That’s why […]