Plastic and Injection Molding Industry Blog

The Advantages of Having a Silicone Manufacturer On-Hand When You Need Them

Posted by Mike Fil on November 7, 2018

When it comes to creating large volumes of a new silicone or plastic product it can be a stressful time for anyone. Getting from ideation to product release can see challenges, deadlines, and unexpected obstacles crop up that can feel overwhelming if you try to go it alone. Often, what sees a product through the process is when you can work with a manufacturing partner that has done this countless times before and can anticipate your needs.

An often-under-appreciated requirement of your silicone manufacturer is time; the time they have available for you, the time it takes for them to respond and the time it takes for your products to be made and shipped. Let’s look into how and why your manufacturer’s time and make all the difference to the success of your products.

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Tags: Injection Molding, USA Manufacturing, Molding, large volume manufacturing, large business manufacturing

The Benefits of Full Traceability of Injection Molding Manufacturers for Large Businesses

Posted by Mike Fil on October 25, 2018

It’s no coincidence that big businesses seek us out for large-volume projects because of our full traceability capabilities, coupled with high-quality parts and in-house expertise.

Even when a staggering less than 0.1% of your parts are rejected by quality assurance (like with our products consistently for the last 5 years), there is a real need to be able to identify origin and providence at every step of the silicone injection molding process and authenticate manufacturing. Here’s why, if they’re not already, your manufacturer should be offering full traceability

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Tags: Injection Molding, large volume manufacturing, Liquid Silicone Molding, large business manufacturing, High Volume Manufacturing, Full Traceability, USA Manufacturing

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

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

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

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

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

The Brushies: Taking an Innovative Product to Market

Posted by Mike Fil on April 26, 2018

Having been in business for over 15 years, at Extreme Molding we have a very diverse range of experience when it comes to our custom injection molding projects. A factor that stands-out across many of our partners is the need to preserve intellectual property. We work with companies that are pushing the frontiers in their field and, as such, there is a need to ensure innovations are preserved. We’re always willing to sign non-disclosure agreements to protect intellectual property as we progress into working with new partners to ensure that you feel safe in sharing your innovations.

The Brushies were an innovative company we worked with to product a high-quality product – a novel finger-puppet toothbrush.  Let’s take a look at how we preserved their property and grew their manufacturing with a USA based facility.

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Tags: Testimonial, Case Study, The Brushies, USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding