Advancements in Plastics Additives – What to Consider

Posted by Kevin Allison on Feb 26, 2019

Plastic additives technology has made some massive advancements over the past 10 years, but with all of the different options available how can someone choose which path to go down? The term “additives” is a loose one, so we first need to clarify what we’re referring to. The basic definition is something that is added to a base polymer for performance enhancements, typically with a low percentage of the overall resin make up.

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Topics: plastic injection molding, Additive Manufacturing

When Does Additive Manufacturing & Prototyping Play a Role in New Injection Molding Projects?

Posted by Kevin Allison on Nov 15, 2018

We’ve come a long way in rapid prototyping from the brittle single material choice SLA processes 10 years ago, but how much importance are you putting on your suppliers’ capabilities? With the continuous technology advancements in additive manufacturing & prototyping, it should now be considered a “standard” that your injection molding supply chain has these capabilities…At least we seem to think so and our customers would agree.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing