Plastic and Injection Molding Industry Blog

The History of Silicone Injection Molding Manufacturers Forecasts Future Innovations

Posted by Mike Fil on October 10, 2018

When you’re seeking a silicone injection molding manufacturer who can handle large volumes of silicone product, there’s no better way to forecast your future than to look at the history of the silicone manufacturers on your shortlist. Their story can tell you a lot about their future.

Here’s how the past of your injection mold company can inform you of the innovations they’ll be part of tomorrow, and how you can narrow down your choices in order to find the right manufacturer for your products.

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Tags: Smart Machines, Innovations, Selective Automation, Full Traceability, USA Manufacturing

How USA Innovations Are Leading the Way in 2018

Posted by Mike Fil on September 20, 2018

In many ways, silicone and plastic manufacturing in America has become a process that’s synonymous with the highest quality products. While this is in no small part down to the highly skilled expert workers who are employed in the industry in US, this is coupled with various innovations leading the way in 2018 and convincing many companies to reshore their production.

Here are some innovations in the US that are paving the way towards growth when it comes to silicone manufacturing.

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The Importance of Your Relationship with Your Injection Molding Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Fil on September 17, 2018

When it comes to finding silicone injection molding manufacturers there’s nothing more important than getting the right fit. It’s not just cost and time that can be influenced by a difficult relationship with your manufacturer — your product quality is at risk too.

Here’s a closer look at the difference a good relationship with your silicone manufacturer makes, and how you can find the right partner.

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Tags: Injection Molding, USA Manufacturing

Have You Out-Grown Your Silicone Manufacturer? Consider American Silicone Manufacturing

Posted by Mike Fil on September 13, 2018

When it comes to manufacturing silicone parts occasionally a perceived reduction in price (due to cheaper labor and processes) can lead many new entrepreneurs and businesses to initially choose to manufacture with an overseas partner or with whoever offers the cheapest overall costs. Increasingly, we’re finding these companies eventually out-grow their partners and learn through experience the benefit of having a good American manufacturer at your side to sail through potential hurdles with new products and large volume production.

Knowing when you’re ready to make this move can be hard, so here’s a look at key indicators of readiness to make the move or expand to secondary manufacturing in the USA.

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Tags: USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding, Liquid Silicone Molding

Three Signs You Have the Best Silicone Injection Molding Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Fil on September 10, 2018

When it comes to finding the right manufacturer, there’s nothing more important than the relationship you establish with your silicone injection molding manufacturer. A good relationship with your manufacturer can be the making or breaking of your silicone product but what can you do to make sure you’re on the same page as your silicone injection molder from the very start?

Here are three things to make sure of before you commit to any one injection molding partner.

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Tags: Molding, USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding

Working Paw5 to Achieve Injection Molding Bliss

Posted by Mike Fil on August 23, 2018

We love working with companies to achieve their dreams when it comes to injection molding — your passion is our passion — as we’re very excited to have helped Paw5 with their aims in the pet product industry.

Having been in business for over 15 years, sometimes we think we’ve seen it all but Paw5 approached us with an exciting and novel challenge that we loved helping them to solve.

Here’s a look at how we worked with Paw5 on the Rock N’ Bowl Puzzle Feeder for dogs.

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Tags: Pet Products, Case Study, Testimonial

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: Transfer Molding, Compression Molding, Injection Molding, Liquid Silicone 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: USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding, High Volume Manufacturing, Molding

Explaining Shrink in Silicone 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 different 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: Injection Molding, Product Design, Molding, 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: Healthcare Manufacturing, Injection Molding, Molding