Choosing the Right Training Provider

Most companies understand that training is important. But what are the specific requirements you should demand from your training provider? In this post, we will look at some important aspects of a successful in-house training program — and why it’s critical to choose the right provider for your operation. Industry Best Practices There have been […]

Traditional Molding vs. Scientific Molding, Part 3: Troubleshooting

Can your process techs quickly and effectively troubleshoot molded part defects? If not, they are probably relying on ‘traditional’ troubleshooting techniques. The Traditional Troubleshooter A traditional troubleshooter does not know the history of the process and is only concerned with fixing the defect — not investing the root cause. By making changes based solely on […]

Traditional Molding vs. Scientific Molding, Part 2: Process Documentation

In any manufacturing application, it is essential to maintain accurate, relevant documentation. In this post, we will take a look at two vastly different approaches for documenting an injection molding process — and we’ll cover how only data-driven, scientific process documentation is suitable for modern manufacturing applications. Traditional Process Documentation Traditional molders put all their […]

Traditional Molding vs. Scientific Molding, Part 1: Establishing a Process

Scientific Molding is nothing new — yet many companies still rely on inefficient, outdated ‘traditional’ molding procedures. In this post, we cover the difference between these two methodologies and discuss how a scientific approach to process development can save time, money, and a lot of headaches. The ‘Art’ of Traditional Molding Traditional Molding involves processing […]

5 Simple Rules for Effective Processing

To put it bluntly, if your technicians and engineers are not following these 5 simple rules, your company is losing money. Although these are just basic best practices for our industry, there are very few companies that consistently follow all 5 of these steps. Those who do are some of the most competitive companies in […]