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AIM Processing Small Plastic Parts Blog

Insert Molding vs. Overmolding: Two Custom Plastic Molding Processes Compared

How Colorado Injection Molding Is Transforming the Industry

Injection Molding Companies in Colorado: The Benefits of Local Manufacturing

Automation in Injection Molding: Making the US Globally Competitive

The Challenges of Small Part Injection Molding

The Best Uses for Small Part Injection Molding

Small Part Injection Molding: Who Uses It?

Plastic Electronic Enclosures: Expectations vs. Reality

The Most Common Uses for Plastic Electronic Enclosures

Protecting Electronics with Plastic Enclosures: Advantages and Applications

What to Look for in Outdoor Electrical Enclosures to Ensure Reliable Performance

How to Select The Right Metal Inserts for Molded Plastics

Overmolding & Insert Molding: Is There a Difference?

Thermoplastic Injection Mold Design for Electronic Enclosures

The Benefits of Injection Molded Parts

Plastic Injection Molding: Step by Step at AIM Processing

Most Common Injection Molding Defects and How to Prevent Them

Custom Injection Molding: The Only Guide You Need

How To Choose The Right Outdoor Weatherproof Enclosure

4 Tips for Waterproofing Electronic Enclosures

When Should You Waterproof Your Electronics Devices? Here’s An Answer.

Why Did That Happen? Common Problems With Threaded Inserts in Plastic

A Rookie's Guide to Threaded Inserts for Plastic, Injection Molding, & More

Simple Design Tips for Injection-Molded Parts with Complex Features

Mistakes To Avoid When Waterproofing Electronic Devices

5 Things No One Will Tell You About Custom Injection Molding

Everything You Need to Know About Custom Injection Molding

Creating Complex Parts With Overmolding and Insert Molding

5 Major Advantages to Using Plastic Injection Molding for Manufactured Parts

Insert Molding, Ultrasonic Welding, or Heat Staking: Which One Should I Use?

10 Common Thermoplastics to Use for Injection Molding

Injection Molding 101: Plastic Injection Molding and Thermoplastics

A Beginner’s Guide To Plastic Injection Molding

10 Most Popular Uses of Outdoor Electrical Enclosures

4 Reasons to Add a Trusted Small Plastic Parts Shop to Your Vendor List

Key Considerations when Switching Plastic Injection Molding Materials

A Brief Introduction to Living Hinges in Plastic Injection Molding

Tips for Ensuring Proper Wall Thickness in Small Plastic Parts

Plastic Injection Molding Gate Blush: Causes and Prevention

Small Plastic Part Injection Molding: An Intro to Secondary Services

What to Expect from AIM, a Small Plastic Parts Manufacturer in Denver

9 Key Principles in the Design for Manufacturing of Small Plastic Parts

Considerations for Using Glass-Filled Nylon in Small Plastic Parts Manufacturing

Small Plastic Part Injection Molding: Does In-House Toolmaking Limit Your Options?

The Surprisingly High Cost of Cheap Tooling for Small Plastic Parts

Tooling Transfers: When and How You Should Move to a New Small Plastic Part Injection Molder

Tips for Optimizing Your Plastic Parts Manufacturing Process for Assemblies

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

What You Need to Know About Nylon

For High Impact, Low Friction Applications, Acetal is Your Plastic

Polycarbonate: A Strong, Clear, Multi-Purpose Plastic

An Introduction to ABS Plastic for Injection Molding

Rules for Using Ribs to Strengthen Plastic Injection Molded Parts

5 Plastic Project Details Needed for an Accurate Estimate

Insert Molding: Tips for Holding the Part in Place

Let There Be Light! An Intro to Light Pipes for Electronic Enclosures.

Getting the Drift on Draft

Tips for Waterproofing an Electronic Enclosure

Tips for Including Lettering on Plastic Injection Molded Parts

Roughing It: Texture and Plastic Parts

8 Tips for Picking a Gate Location

A Focus on Quality that Keeps Customers Coming Back

Common Plastics for Electronic Enclosures

5 Design Tips for Problem-Free Plastic Injection Molding

What Type of Plastic Should You Choose? Here are the Questions You Should be Asking.

3 Common Plastic Part Defects and How to Avoid Them

Advantages of Project-Specific Sourcing for Plastic Injection Tooling

Plastic Injection Molding: Gate Basics

The Benefits of Elastomeric Overmolding

Don’t Be Fooled: Thicker Isn’t Always Stronger

A Quick Introduction to Insert Molding

7 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Plastic Injection Molding Project

The Benefits of Structural Foam Molding in Plastic Injection Projects

Finding the Perfect Color

Laser Etching Plastic: Leaving the Right Mark

A to Z: Common Plastic Injection Molding Terms

A Brief Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding

3 Common Plastic Injection Molding Issues and How to Prevent Them