18 Sep 2019

Last Updated on September 19, 2019Rex Plastics Customer Showcase – Polycarbonate Orange Screw   Overview The Orange Screw is a heavy-duty ground anchor offered by a company sharing the same name, Orange Screw. It’s injection molded using recycled polycarbonate, which is a strong and impact-resistant polymer commonly used in electronic, automotive and construction applications. Rex […]

25 Jul 2019

Last Updated on July 25, 2019We 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” […]

We all start somewhere. Even a business like Rex Plastics, rapidly closing in on our fiftieth anniversary, had humble beginnings. What makes us different? We understand the challenges faced by startups because for all our successes, we’ve never forgotten where we came from. That’s just one reason why we’ve been able to help so many […]

19 Mar 2017

Last Updated on May 3, 2019When 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 […]

18 Jan 2017

Last Updated on January 18, 2017There 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 […]

10 Aug 2016

Last Updated on January 25, 2019Rex 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 […]

20 Jul 2016

Last Updated on July 20, 2016Rex 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 […]

27 Mar 2016

Last Updated on July 20, 2016Rex 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 […]

26 Feb 2016

“Rex Plastics was very helpful in the product development process. They helped me with part design, material selection and made many improvements to the sample product I originally brought them. In fact, the design changes their engineer suggested literally cut the injection mold cost in half.” says Tom Arnold, owner of Powder Cord Pouch.