Product designers need a keen understanding of the many ways to form plastics for commercial and industrial use to meet specific applications. These six methods have been around a while, but all of them are still undergoing continual refinement.
Even experienced molders can be unclear about the technical language used to describe surface textures on molded parts, how they’re created by toolmakers and how to measure them correctly in a production environment.
As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day, Gordon Styles, founder and President of Star Rapid, shares thoughts on why manufacturers bear a responsibility to continuously improve services and efforts that benefit communities.
There are thousands of plastics on the market that can be used for rapid prototyping or low-volume manufacturing—choosing the right one for a given project can be overwhelming. These guidelines can help you during the material selection process.
There are many steps a manufacturer can take to minimize delays and speed up the production of a finished tool, but the product designer also has a role to play. Here are four ways they can can work together to make rapid-turnaround injection mold tools.
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