How to Select Plastic Molding Services   Image Credit: Ohio Precision Molding, Inc. | STACI | Inudstrial Molding Corporation Plastic molding services are companies which have the capability to produce custom plastic parts on either a small or large scale using various molding processes. Services with low-volume production runs typically have run times of less than one week, while high-volume production runs require more time.   Molding Techniques Plastic molding...
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Q & A on Plastic Molding Services

We asked our users for their input on Plastic Molding Services. Here are the results of 76 users familiar with Plastic Molding Services.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing plastic molding services?
10 answers
Answers:
I think it is the emergence and discovery of various grades of plastic materials that could compete favorable with metals.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
Capability for software analysis. New resin formulation. Automation / Vision Systems.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Heredia, Costa Rica
Solid modeling and equipment
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
More than I am aware of.
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
Bio degradable plastics
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
Need to do research..
~Purchasing, Bangalore, India
In mould decoration
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan
Injection moulding
~Soni kantrilal K, Engineer, Mumbai, India
RHRC, TOC, 2 shot
~Marketing/Sales, Paisley, United Kingdom
Nanotechnology
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative plastic molding services?
8 answers
Answers:
Auto motive industries and Pharma industries
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
Too many to single out.
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
Need to do research..
~Purchasing, Bangalore, India
Lanxess, Bayer, SABIC
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Jaszplast Hungary
~Marketing/Sales, Paisley, United Kingdom
Goldleaf Plastics
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
Company secret
~Josef L, Marketing/Sales, Jerusalem, Israel
Bayer
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this service's capabilities?
10 answers
Answers:
Provide the best service,competitive price and delivery on time...because we have over 5 years to export plastic injection mold
~Zenon Zenon Zhou, Marketing/Sales, Dongguan, China
Find newer applications where plastics will be very effective as the end solution.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Domes, Aspheric/Diffractive Lenses, Large Spectrum plastic ( from Vis to FIR)
~Josef L, Marketing/Sales, Jerusalem, Israel
I'm still doing a "shakeout" and will comment in future submissions.
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
To continually produce, improve and research into new methods.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
More focus on artistic applications of plastic molding.
~Pablo Burgueño, Design Engineer, Santander, Spain
Quoting speed, material buying power
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
Need to do research..
~Purchasing, Bangalore, India
In mould decoration
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan
Complete process
~Soni kantrilal K, Engineer, Mumbai, India

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the projects you have used plastic molding services for?
22 answers
Answers:
1. Designed and production of mold for the production of hand guard. 2. Supervised design and production of small packing tray mold.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
Design and Development of products where metals were replaced by plastics due to lighter weight and hi abrasion resistant properties.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Plastic molded components for air handling unit, Plastic components for Animal-caging system, special application caps & closers
~Engineering, Process/Production, Ahmedabad, India
Automotive, Electronics, Consumer Products, Furniture, household appliances, etc.
~Zenon Zenon Zhou, Marketing/Sales, Dongguan, China
Automobile ac unit parts, automobile parts include nylon, ferrit molding
~Engineer, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Consumer, industrial and automotive applications
~Marketing/Sales, Paisley, United Kingdom
Plastic metalizing / Bio degradable plastics
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
Mobile phone and laptop outside package
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan
Lenses, Mirrors, Scanners, Domes, etc.
~Josef L, Marketing/Sales, Jerusalem, Israel
Transfer products and equipment
~Engineering, Process/Production, Juarez, Mexico
Artistic sculpture projects.
~Pablo Burgueño, Design Engineer, Santander, Spain
REsin analysis, tool design
~Engineering, Process/Production, Heredia, Costa Rica
Lawn & garden ,automotive,
~Marketing/Sales, Arden, NC
Pre-prototype production
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
Classic restoration
~Trevor B, Project Manager, Birmingham, UK
Automotive styling
~Purchasing, Bangalore, India
Lighting realated
~Research & Development, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Retail Displays
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
Home appliances
~Engineering, Process/Production, Lahore, Pakistan
Aircraft parts
~Purchasing, Grand Prairie, TX
Button making
~Soni kantrilal K, Engineer, Mumbai, India
Valves
~Engineering, Design, WOODLANDS SPECTRUM 1, Singapore

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that plastic molding services have been used for.
8 answers
Answers:
We had used this technology for a very simple yet effective use. We manufactured Guide blocks for Cable Ropes for Lifts used in underground coal mining. Initially these were made from cast Iron or wooden which needed regular replacements and obviously more shut down time combined with the difficulty in the accessibility. We replaced it with plastics and now it is giving a much better life, handling is easier and a lot less shut down time.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Replacement lenses for valuable classic cars where no parts exist or are far too expensive.
~Trevor B, Project Manager, Birmingham, UK
We're still searching for the optimal path that best suits our operation.
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
Printing sheet get forming and trimming, then in mold injection
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan
Artistic medias, especially contemporary sculpture.
~Pablo Burgueño, Design Engineer, Santander, Spain
SLS in Electrical Parts
~Purchasing, Bangalore, India
None at the moment.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
Company secret
~Josef L, Marketing/Sales, Jerusalem, Israel

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to faulty or incompetent practices of plastic molding services?
5 answers
Answers:
Polyester resins must be carefully used, because this could be dangerous for the workers health. If not, that could be a disastrous mistake!
~Pablo Burgueño, Design Engineer, Santander, Spain
The entire exercise goes to waste if there is a faulty processing.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Processing of volatile plastic material
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
None to the best of my knowledge.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
Not really
~Soni kantrilal K, Engineer, Mumbai, India

FeaturesTop

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of plastic molding services?
6 answers
Answers:
Selection of plastic material is a very important step for the specific application. Finally proper processing of the material maintaining all parameters to develop the end product.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
Watch the material gauges, it is a common practice to use a thinner gauge.
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
We're not confident enough at this time to offer any advice.
~John R, Chief Instructor, ARBA, Tempe, AZ
Select the material based on selection and it's reuse.
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
Always seek advice where necessary from experts.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
IMD technical
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using plastic molding services?
7 answers
Answers:
People should continue to buy and use plastic molding services because of its affordability and mass production.
~Saliu S, General Management, Kaduna, NIGERIA
They should discover newer applications and avenues and come up with more fruitful products.
~Debashis B, Project Manager, Kolkata/West Bengal, India
In mold decorations are good looking and safe products.
~Chris Chen, Consultant, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheaper is not better unless the quality is also there.
~Marketing/Sales, St Cloud, MN
Finding a professional company is the most important.
~Zenon Zenon Zhou, Marketing/Sales, Dongguan, China
Use the plastic effectively and recycle it.
~Suresh kumar Mullapudi, Technical Support, Delhi, India
Don't be afraid to ask!
~Trevor B, Project Manager, Birmingham, UK


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