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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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    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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    Four Benefits of Blow Molded Plastic Solutions

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    Four Benefits of Blow Molded Plastic Solutions   Blow molding is one of the many processes used by plastic injection molding companies. It involves placing a molten tube of thermoplastic material (often referred to as a preform or parison) within a mold cavity and inflating it with compressed air. The air forces the molten tube to take the shape of

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    Concept to Creation: The Automotive Prototyping Process

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    Concept to Creation: The Automotive Prototyping Process   Rapid prototyping has become a common and useful technology source among automotive and aerospace engineers, scientists, medical researchers and more. Multiple iterations of an idea can be produced in the development process. In the automotive industry, rapid prototyping benefits clients by giving them control of the product creation, and they’re able to

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    Get It Right With Prototyping: 5 Steps to Turn your Concept into a Reality

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    Get It Right With Prototyping: 5 Steps to Turn your Concept into a Reality   Most people believe that prototyping is only meant for the early stages of product development, however, this is not true. Many engineers and inventors use prototyping to test and perfect their concepts. Without prototyping, you might end up incurring more costs in the long run

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    3 Essential Tips to Consider Before Starting a Plastic Molding Project

    3 Essential Tips to Consider Before Starting a Plastic Molding Project   Plastic molding or injection molding is a manufacturing process employed for producing parts in mass production. It is used when the same part needs to be created thousands or even millions of times. First, plastic molding involves the creation of a mold which is made up of two

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