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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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A Brief Introduction to Living Hinges in Plastic Injection Molding

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 10:17:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Small Plastic Parts

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If you’ve ever flipped open a bottle of ketchup or tube of toothpaste, you’ve used a living hinge. A living hinge is formed as an extension of the base and cap material, which in many cases is polypropylene plastic. This thin piece of material between the base and cap is flexible, allowing the cap to be bent out of the way as the contents of the container are dispensed and then returned to the closed position. Living hinges can be created in a number of ways, but one of the most cost-effective methods is plastic injection molding.

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Tips for Ensuring Proper Wall Thickness in Small Plastic Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 10:35:41 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Small Plastic Parts

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One of the keys to creating small plastic parts that are free of cosmetic blemishes is consistent wall thickness. When wall thickness is not relatively uniform throughout a part, the plastic cools at different rates, and problems can occur. Thin wall sections in the middle of a part can be especially problematic, as they lead to improper filling and issues like sink and warp. But, by following a few guidelines, you can ensure that your parts are both visually appealing and functionally sound.

 

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Small Plastic Part Injection Molding: An Intro to Secondary Services

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 1:50:13 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Small Plastic Parts

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Some of the companies who come to us for small plastic parts in Colorado simply need the finished part from the plastic injection molding process. Many others, however, want or need to have additional actions performed on their parts. These actions are what are known as “secondary services,” and they can be critical to a customer’s plastic injection molding project.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 8:38:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Small Plastic Parts

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In order to put out high-quality products, you need high-quality small plastic parts. As a leading small plastic parts manufacturer in Denver for more than two decades, we know what companies can and should expect from their provider. We also know that accepting anything less than the best means you may be sacrificing the quality of your finished product. So we'll point out a few things to look for as you begin your next project.

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