PLASTIC MOLDING BLOG

How to prepare CAD Drawings for Your New Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Fil on February 13, 2018

As we’ve previously mentioned, when you’re considering moving manufacturer or reshoring your product to the USA it’s important to have design files (CAD drawings) of your product on hand. Using these files, your manufacturer can develop a deeper understanding of your product...

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Silicone or Plastic Product

Posted by Corie Yodis on March 2, 2018

The color of your plastic or silicone product can make all the difference, especially for your consumers. It’s the first thing any customer will see of a product and can make a real impact on sales. The right color choice can set you apart from competitors and other brands,...

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Why Most Silicone Manufacturers Need CAD Files

Posted by Mike Fil on November 21, 2018

When you’re ready to take the next steps and turn your prototype into a real product it can sometimes feel like a sticking point when manufacturers require CAD drawing files before they begin a consultation or start product development with you.

We get asked about the CAD...

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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.

 

Automation

America manufacturing is cutting edge, meaning innovations in this field are extensive. When it comes to American injection molding developments in processes and technologies are driving down costs, making it more and more cost efficient while allowing for companies to offer customers sustainable and environmentally responsible products manufactured close to where they’re sold.

A particular innovation that's common in the States is the use of selective automation, skilled workers combined with smart machines, in order to provide real-time predictive analytics and make for products that are second to none in quality. By using selective, rather than complete, automation many good American silicone manufacturers are able to combine the efficiency and precision of machines with the deep knowledge of experts within the injection molding industry.

Expert workers

When it comes to customer service, look no further than the exceptional standards set in America. Any good manufacturer compliments their machinery with engineers and specialists able to offer expert advice on designs, material selection, and even packaging when the time comes. 

Expert workers at Extreme Molding

Full Traceability

There’s no higher risk when it comes to manufacturing silicone products for use in healthcare, by children, in food, or with pets, than a lack of traceability. Understanding where and how materials arrived with your manufacturer can significantly reduce risk and offers many companies peace mind, since you can be assured of the highest quality American parts and components.

American manufacturers are pioneering the way when it comes to transparency — with some even pioneering the way in traceability using blockchain technology. Regardless of how the supply chain is monitored, when you partner with a manufacturer in the USA you can be assured that they will use the latest and most appropriate technologies to bring you the kind of transparency you need.

Reshoring silicone manufacturing in the USA CTA

A History of Innovation and a Future of Success

When it comes to pushing frontiers, and pioneering technologies, few silicone manufacturers have a history steeped in innovations like ours. At Extreme Molding we are constantly innovating new processes and trying new techniques in order to manufacture new products. If you're ready to make the move to a quality manufacturer able and ready to innovate your product, contact us today for a free consultation.