27 Mar 2013

While a change to a product after launch can be quite expensive, making changes during the design stage is relatively inexpensive. Plastic part design is no exception. With today’s CAD software, being able to visualize, test, and change designs has never been easier.                      The Cost […]

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 […]

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 […]

13 Feb 2016

Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Draft Angle   In this edition of our Product Development series, we’ll briefly overview a fundamental concept for plastic part design, ‘draft angle’. Draft angle, or ‘draft’ is essential for all plastic injection molded products. It facilitates the removal of the part from the mold.  Adding draft […]

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 […]

27 Mar 2016

Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Ribs and Bosses Rib Design Ribs are a great way to add strength and stiffness to a part while keeping material consumption to a minimum. However, a word of caution:  ribs can cause sink marks to develop where they intersect the main wall. A rule of thumb […]

16 Mar 2016

2016 Gold Prospectors Association of America Gold and Treasure Show April 9-10, 2016 Portland Expo Center, Portland Oregon Rex Plastics Makes Plastic Parts for Gold Prospectors Rex Plastics will be showcasing our product design, prototyping, injection mold building, and plastic injection molding production services at the 2016 Gold Prospectors Association of America’s (GPAA) Gold and Treasure […]

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 […]