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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2022 9:52:51 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, insert molding, Plastic Types, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Choosing the right plastic injection molder

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2022 12:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, insert molding, Plastic Types, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Choosing the right plastic injection molder

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5 Things No One Will Tell You About Custom Injection Molding

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2022 12:01:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts, Choosing the right plastic injection molder

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Everything You Need to Know About Custom Injection Molding

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2022 8:47:46 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, elastomeric overmolding, insert molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts, Choosing the right plastic injection molder

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Creating Complex Parts With Overmolding and Insert Molding

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2022 5:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, elastomeric overmolding, insert molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts, Choosing the right plastic injection molder

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5 Major Advantages to Using Plastic Injection Molding for Manufactured Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2022 1:04:50 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2022 12:33:56 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts

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10 Common Thermoplastics to Use for Injection Molding

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2022 8:36:09 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Types, Small Plastic Parts, Glass-Filled Nylon

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Key Considerations when Switching Plastic Injection Molding Materials

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2017 9:16:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Gate Design, Plastic Types

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You’ve designed your part, created the tooling, and are ready to begin the plastic injection molding process. But then, there is a change of plans. Rather than using ABS plastic, you will now be making the parts out of nylon. No problem. Just have some nylon shipped to the manufacturer and you’re good to go, right?

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What You Need to Know About Nylon

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2017 10:50:22 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Types

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Nylon is a synthetic thermoplastic first produced in 1935 and introduced as a fabric during the 1939 New York World's Fair. You will also see Nylon referred to by its chemical designation “PA.” It is commonly available in black, white, and off-white or beige, which is its natural color. Nylon can be produced as fibers, filaments, sheet stock, and films, and also as the raw material for injection molding.

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