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 […]
Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Injection Molding Plastic design is the building block of plastics manufacturing, and can make or break not only the initial investment required to get a product launched, but the long term profitability of that product. In this series we will discuss the fundamentals of this very important […]
Custom plastic products are an integral part of this Country’s economic development and recovery. There is no more versatile material on the planet for use in electronics, medical, automotive, defense, consumer products, toys, and the list goes on. The inventors and entrepreneurs this country generates are well served by considering plastics for a broad range of applications.
According to Trade and Industry magazine, more companies are considering TCO to determine where to source their injection molders. A recent survey showed that 60 percent of respondents underestimated approximately 20% of their off-shoring costs. This realization has fueled better analysis of these costs, helping decision makers understand the difference between price and cost. This trend […]
Finally there is a green alternative for producing plastic parts. Biopolymers are the green alternative using biologically derived polymers. These are an alternative to petroleum based polymers. Going green and corporate responsibility is growing interest by many companies. The growing world populations with limited natural resources has fueled a new type of renewable plastics… one […]
Custom injection molding is among the least expensive processes available for producing large quantities of parts. Due to the initial investment of the mold however, there is a return on investment that needs to be considered when making the decision on what type of process to use. If you anticipate needing tens or perhaps even […]