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  • Medical Injection Molding

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    Medical injection molding (MIM) is a versatile process that forces medical-grade plastics into a mold to create the desired shape and function. Medical plastic injection molding is used in the creation of prototypes, as well as market-ready medical devices. The FDA requires that only medical-grade plastics can be used in medical implants and devices, but there are several other key

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  • How to Design and Build a Mold for Any Custom Plastic Product

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    Plastic molding is a manufacturing process used to produce large quantities of plastic parts and products. It involves shaping the material using a rigid hollow frame—i.e., mold. Once fully solidified, the material retains the shape of the mold after removal. Industry professionals employ a wide range of plastic molding methods, depending on the part and production specifications. Each method offers

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  • Blow Molding Basics

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    Blow Molding Basics   Blow molding has the capacity to create an expansive variety of hollow plastic objects. Similar to glass blowing in methodology, the blow molding process heats plastic to a molten or liquid state while pressure within forces the molten material into the desired shape using a die or a mold cavity.  The most common types of blow

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  • Types of Plastics Used in Pharmaceuticals

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    Plastic provides a cost-effective and reliable form of packaging for products in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical sector. There are two types of polymers commonly used in pharmaceutical packaging: thermoplastics and thermosets. There is a distinct difference between these two material categories—thermoplastics can be reheated and remolded, while thermosets cannot.  Thermosets are often preferred for sealed products because

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  • The Basics of Injection Molding: 2020 Guide

    The Basics of Injection Molding: 2020 Guide Injection molding is a manufacturing process used to produce high volumes of molded parts. The process involves heating material—typically plastic or metal—to a fluid state and injecting it into pre-made molds. The high pressure of the injection operation forces the material to fill every cavity of the molds. Once the material cools and

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  • Plastic blow molded bottles

    Blow Molding vs. Injection Molding

    Blow Molding vs. Injection Molding Blow molding and injection molding are plastic manufacturing methods commonly employed by industry professionals to produce products ranging from plastic containers to mechanical components. Both processes offer unique advantages that make them suitable for different uses cases. If you’re comparing injection vs. blow molding, the following blog post outlines the differences. Our overview of the

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  • Rotational Molding vs. Blow Molding

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    Rotational molding and blow molding are both common methods of creating hollow plastic goods, but the processes differ substantially. Though they may produce similar results in many instances, variations in the techniques often make blow molding a better choice. Roto-Molding vs. Blow Molding There are multiple key advantages to blow molding that lead us to recommend it over rotational molding

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  • Materials Used in Injection Molding and Blow Molding

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    Materials Used in Injection Molding and Blow Molding Valencia Plastics draws on decades of manufacturing experience to provide premium molded plastic products for a diverse set of industry clients. As a full-service provider, we work closely with your team from the moment you request a quote to ensure that your needs are met and questions answered. Materials Used in Blow

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    Four Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Tools

    Four Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Tools   Injection molding tools should be cleaned and repaired regularly to keep them in their best condition. Without tool maintenance, the quality of plastic components can be affected as well as the project’s budget. Even though molds are made to withstand the tear and wear that occurs, they still undergo a lot

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    Five Most Frequently Asked Questions about Injection Molding

    Five Most Frequently Asked Questions about Injection Molding   Plastic injection molding is an extremely versatile method of producing plastic parts. Due to its multiple advantages, it is preferred over other methods of plastic molding. It is an efficient, more reliable method of production and has been a standard process for high-volume components. As one of the many individuals looking

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