26 Aug 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.   What is a hot […]

09 May 2019
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From toy LEGO blocks to space shuttle turbine blades, plastic injection molding touches our lives every day. But what is plastic injection molding? Why is it so popular? And is the process right for your manufacturing needs?   What is injection molding?   Injection molding is a common manufacturing process for producing large volumes of […]

25 Jul 2019

We are blessed to be living in the age of information. Whether it’s historical publications, how-to videos, scientific data, conspiracy theories, or suppliers for a product you’re looking for, most people in America have it all at their fingertips. Unfortunately, this can also be a curse and create “decision constipation” for some. So, the question […]

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 […]

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. […]

07 Jun 2017

Rex Plastics, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have added new equipment and staff at our plastics molding facility near Portland, OR. The installation of two Wittmann Battenfeld three-axis servo robots with end-of-arm tooling marks another step in the continuing efficiency improvement efforts made by our US molding company. Added Flexibility The new equipment will […]

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Onshoring your plastic mold making means keeping production and jobs close to home, but it also has other benefits for American businesses. Not least of these are access and accountability. If you’re in the planning stages of your next plastic injection-molded product, and especially if you’re a startup learning the basics of mold making, there […]