Plastic and Injection Molding Industry Blog


Silicone Elastomers US Summit: Comparing Molding Techniques

Posted by Mike Fil on August 14, 2018

Recently Lynn Momrow-Zeilinski (one of our co-founders) presented at the Silicone Elastomers US Summit — a networking event with over 250 forward thinking industry professionals from across the US. Lynn was invited because of her deep expertise in silicone and thermoplastics.

Here’s a deeper look at her session.

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Tags: Liquid Silicone Molding, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Transfer Molding


Your Injection Molder Determines Production Speed & Quality

Posted by Mike Fil on August 3, 2018

When it comes to quality goods at reasonable prices, there’s a third component most consumers are looking for: speed. With schemes like AmazonNow leading the way in fast shipping of consumer goods, quality silicone products aren’t the only thing your customers are looking for. They want more from the brands they choose to buy from. They want products on their door in a matter of days instead of weeks.

Here’s a look at how the right silicone injection molder should be able to help you meet that demand. 

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Tags: Molding, USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding, High Volume Manufacturing


Explaining Shrink in Injection Molding

Posted by Corie Yodis on July 30, 2018

Shrink is a common issue in all injection molding processes, both silicone and plastic. As long as you are working with a skilled manufacturer, who has ample knowledge in material science, they should know how to account for the shrink in your design. Silicone shrinks more predictably than plastic, so it is easier to account for. All plastic resins have difference shrink rates, and they are much larger than the shrink rates of silicone. Plastic shrink can also result in sink, which can be a large problem atheistically.

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Tags: Molding, Injection Molding, Product Design, Silicone Shrink


Injection Molding Is Ideally Suited for Medical Components: Here’s Why

Posted by Mike Fil on June 29, 2018

When it comes to medical components and devices, the importance for precision and quality cannot be overstated. Given the relative low cost and promising speeds of injection molding, this method of manufacturing is often attractive to medical OEMs, but cost and speed are just two of a number of reasons many medical component companies approach us to injection mold their components and devices.

Here’s a look at what makes injection molding medical components so superior to other options.

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Tags: Molding, Injection Molding, Healthcare Manufacturing


Visiting Our Facilities: A Walk-around with the Baby Toon Team

Posted by Mike Fil on June 25, 2018

At Extreme Molding we absolutely love customer visits. Recently, one of our newest customers (from Hawaii) came to visit us in our Albany, NY facility. Here’s a deeper look at what they do and what we’re working on for them.

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Tags: USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding, Testimonial, Case Study, Infant Products


How to Find Sustainable Injection Molding Manufacturers

Posted by Mike Fil on June 22, 2018

The environment, and increasing consumer need for sustainability, were a hot topic at NPE2018 this year. When it comes to sustainability, few processes can rival silicone injection molding in the USA – a fact that can reduce cost for you while providing peace of mind for your consumers.

Let’s take a look at how sustainability is embedded into injection molding, and what to look out for in a manufacturer to ensure you’re working with a sustainable company.

 

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Tags: Injection Molding, WigWag Dog Collars, Manufacturing Trends 2018 & Beyond, Sustainability in Manufacturing


Making Your Promotional Injection Molded Products Stand Out

Posted by Mike Fil on May 31, 2018

As a large volume manufacturer of promotional silicone items, we see a lot of new products and designs every year that are used to entice people into becoming loyal customers with the companies we work with.  When it comes to creating promotional items it’s fairly easy to understand the basics – you’ll need something that can be created on a large scale with consistent quality – but how can you attract attention in your market?

Here are some ways to help your promotional injection molded products stand out.

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Tags: Injection Molding, Product Design, Promotional Items


Making Sure Your Infant Product is Safe for Children

Posted by Mike Fil on May 25, 2018

When it comes to manufacturing products intended for use by infants there are a lot of considerations to take into account. Naturally, you’re going to want to make sure the final product is safe for chewing- on since this is how infants and tots discover the world – but what else should you consider?

We have a long history of manufacturing infant-safe silicone products. Here are some ways you can make sure your infant product is safe:

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Tags: USA Manufacturing, Product Design, Baby Banana Brush, Infant Products


Complex Part Manufacturing: Working With the Chamberlain Group

Posted by Mike Fil on May 23, 2018

We work with a variety of medical component and device manufacturers in order to produce the highest-quality silicone products possible for use in healthcare and medical environments.  The lasting relationship we have with the Chamberlain Group shows how well we can work together with companies that require precision manufacturing of silicone products. The Chamberlain Group wasn’t looking for just any partner when they sought a manufacturer to help them produce their models – they needed a partner who thought like them and had the kind of rigorous quality assurance procedures that would result in continuing high quality.

Let’s take a look at how we worked with the Chamberlain Group. 

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Tags: Case Study, The Chamberlain Group, Healthcare Manufacturing


Factors to Consider When Upscaling Production to Large Volumes

Posted by Mike Fil on May 4, 2018

Taking the next step towards high-volume production might seem like a challenging process but the larger your order when it comes to injection molding the more cost-effective your project can be. Find the right manufacturer and with high-volume orders you could experience best of that custom injection molding projects have to offer, as they often blend speed with large volumes of high-quality products.

Here are some factors to consider when you’re looking for the right manufacturer to help you produce high-volumes of your silicone product.

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Tags: Injection Molding, Product Design, High Volume Manufacturing