How To Choose The Right Material For Plastic Injection Mold Tools

When considering plastic injection molding for a project, product designers and engineers should consider not only what thermoforming or thermoplastic resin to use but also the choice of metal for the injection mold tool. The choice of tooling raw material influences production lead times, cycle times, finished part quality and cost, among other things. To […]

How Pressure Affects Your Plastic Injection Molded Parts

There are many forms of pressure involved in making a plastic injection molded part. We’ve explained the importance of clamping pressure before, so now let’s look at three others: injection, holding, and back pressure.  Why is this important to you? Because balancing these forces correctly is one of the keys to making consistently good parts. […]

The Plastic Forming & Manufacturing Process: Top 7 Techniques

But although they’re found everywhere, not everyone knows just how they came to be. In fact, in the world of manufacturing there are eight different plastic forming methods. Each is used for a special reason, although they can sometimes be used in combination to make more complex finished parts. Today, we will take a closer […]

Conformal Cooling for Plastic Injection Molding

Conformal cooling for plastic injection molding is emerging as a technology that could offer some great advantages for making mold tools. Because of this, our team at Star Rapid has been investing in research and development to provide this service in the future. Using advanced manufacturing techniques like metal 3D printing will make this solution […]