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The Surprisingly High Cost of Cheap Tooling for Small Plastic Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 2:59:33 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding Tooling

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There are two truths that are clear in virtually every industry today: capital can be hard to come by and companies are under intense pressure to control costs in order to maximize profits. Organizations that use plastic injection molding to produce parts for their products may be tempted by the lure of cheap tooling. However, as a leading molder of small plastic parts in the Denver area, we know that the reality is that sometimes lower-cost alternatives can end up costing more in the long run.

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Steel vs. Aluminum Molds: What’s Right for Your Small Plastic Parts Project?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2017 10:19:51 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding Tooling

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Historically, small plastic part injection molding has been performed primarily with steel molds. There are many advantages to steel, including:

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Advantages of Project-Specific Sourcing for Plastic Injection Tooling

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 11:31:51 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling

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The concept of the one-stop shop as it applies to plastic injection molding goes back many decades. Historically, injection molders sought to deliver more value to their customers by handling every aspect of a project in-house, beginning with designing and developing molds.

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