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How Can I Tell if Injection Molding Would Be Right for My Design?

September 14, 2020 8:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So, you have a great product idea, and now you’re ready to partner with a plastics manufacturer to make it a reality. How do you know whether injection molding is right for your product? In many cases, the product is already designed before you find a molder to work with. However, we recommend getting their advice as early as possible, and deferring to their expertise when it counts. The key to great plastic prototype design in Utah is to work closely with your fabricator—to prepare, you can go over these considerations to determine whether injection molding is the right process for you. What kind of materials will you use? You’ll probably know what kind of material you need early on... View Article

Tips to Design Plastic Products for Injection Molding

August 31, 2020 9:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Injection molding is one of the most popular approaches to plastic product design in Utah, and for a good reason. If you’re planning on a large enough scale of production, injection molding offers enormous benefits. First, the production costs associated with injection molding are much lower than alternative plastic design methods. Second, the process produces fewer scraps than traditional manufacturing, which is good for the environment and lowers your costs. Finally, injection molding is terrific because you would be hard pressed to find a method of plastic forming that’s more versatile. Of course, if you want to make the most of the injection molding process, you’ll have to correctly design your part. How does injection molding work? To get an... View Article

The Top Advantages of Thermoforming Plastic Products

August 17, 2020 9:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the last few decades, more and more businesses have discovered the immense applications available when working with plastic. Whether you’re molding the plastic for children’s toys or industrial machinery, there is no end to its uses. As companies find more ways to rely on plastic, so too are there more people willing to find innovative, cost-effective ways to shape that plastic. Take, for instance, thermoformed plastic items in Utah. What is thermoforming? As you may or may not know, plastic is a highly malleable substance. That means, if handled correctly, plastic can be shaped into any number of products of varying shapes and sizes. When a piece of plastic is being thermoformed, it is heated to a high degree... View Article

Follow Your Dreams! Creating a Prototype Is as Easy as This

July 23, 2020 9:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When developing a brand-new product or invention, one of the most important early steps in the process is going to be the development of your first prototype. This is a three-dimensional model of what you foresee your product looking like, and can be achieved using plastic prototype fabrication in Utah. There are some people who will attempt to make their own prototype, and others who will hire manufacturers or fabricators to develop a prototype based on their designs. Plastic manufacturers, for example, are frequently brought into the prototype development process to fabricate prototypes used for initial presentations and critique. What your prototype looks like and how detailed it is depends on the goals you have and the budget you’re working... View Article

Plastic’s Role in Stopping the Spread of Germs

July 9, 2020 9:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in Americans—and American businesses—becoming more careful than ever before with regard to sanitation and cleanliness. Over the last several months, plastic has played a large, important role in stopping the spread of germs, and acrylic sheet sales in Utah and beyond have seen a considerable spike. One of the most visible plastic applications that has been used in the time of COVID-19 is the plastic sneeze guard or partition. These partitions are easy to install, as they do not require any special mounting equipment. They have long been in use in spaces like banks and convenience stores for added security, but now they also protect workers from contamination in commercial areas like grocery stores, restaurants... View Article