Technical Articles

Osborne Industries, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Part Fabrication Services)
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There are many types of plastic molding and methods used in manufacturing. Which plastic fabrication method is used depends on such factors as the product or part itself, its application, its size and...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Molded thermoset plastic products offer numerous advantages over other plastic molding processes, including outstanding structural rigidity and strength and lower tooling costs....
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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It's the short name for polydicyclopentadiene, a thermoset polymer plastic material....
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The usefulness of gel coating vs. paint for thermoset plastic parts is relative to the applications, needs, and requirements of the specific part. This article describes the pros and cons of each...
(Molding Services)
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Custom plastic molding and die-cast molding have been compared for decades. When it comes down to a side-by-side comparison, companies that convert from metal to plastic experience many benefits from...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The primary challenge in distinguishing an elastomer vs. polymer is that elastomers are a subset of polymers. When you hear the word 'elastomer,' think 'elastic,' for the term is in fact derived from...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Thermoset plastic is a synthetic polymer known for its resilience, strength and durability. This article describes how thermoset products are made, through a liquid molding processes....
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Abrasion-resistant plastics with a low coefficient of friction are highly sought after materials for use in a wide variety of industrial applications. This article describes the best...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Plastic design guidelines are crucial for polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) molding because they allow for easier part moldability, reduce overall production time, and help to ensure the quality of a...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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RIM, or reaction injection molding, was developed in the late 1960's. Over time, technology has evolved along with the RIM manufacturing process itself, allowing Osborne Industries to tap into the...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Custom thermoset molding services range across a variety of industries, each with a unique set of materials and part specifications. Both the resin transfer molding (RTM) process and reaction...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Have you ever wondered what the difference between thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic is? Although both sound similar, they have very different properties and applications. In this article, we...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Stop and take a look around you. Whether you are inside, outside, or even in your vehicle, chances are you see something that is made out of plastic. Today, more and more manufacturers are...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Creep resistant plastics are an important consideration in the design and application of any plastic molding. You want to choose a material that has all the best characteristics for your intended...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Comprehending the difference between thermoset vs thermoplastics, and which applications are suitable for each type, is often confused. Though thermoplastics and thermosets may seem similar, they...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Extreme heat resistance is one of the defining properties of high temperature plastic known as thermosets. Long touted for their light-weight and chemical-resistant properties, it is the high...
(Molding Services)
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The applications and uses for thermosetting plastics have grown substantially over the years. The success and benefits of this type of plastic is due in large part to its favorable plastic properties....
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Weather-resistant plastics have superior durability suited for extensive outdoor applications. These plastics have been widely adopted over the past century. The development of weather-resistant...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Plasticizers are non-volatile chemical solvents used throughout the plastics industry to increase such properties as flexibility, pliability, durability, longevity, biodegradability, and extensibility...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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In the world of material sciences and plastics, the difference between monomer vs polymer is often confused, if not confusing. This article clarifies the differences....