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Plastic Industry Blogs

Why Central Scanning Never Feel the Heat (or the Cold) with their 3D Printing, Scanning and Inspection

Pinpoint precision accuracy is pivotal to the work of Central Scanning. A fraction of a hair’s width left, or right can majorly impact the end result. As masters of dealing with the minutiae; a large […]

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Want to Re-shore your Plastic Component Manufacture, but Don’t Have a Tool or Drawings?

It’s a common enough issue.  Your current overseas manufacturing partner very helpfully helped to design your components and manufactured your tooling, but now you’re stuck with them! This informative case study from LVS Quality Measurement […]

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Oil is the Life Blood of your Machine

Established for 40 years, KLEENOIL wants you to achieve ultimate production from your injection moulding machine.

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What Does a Moulder Understand by the Term ‘Diesel Burning?’

In the early days, plastics moulders tended to apply descriptive terms to moulding faults, but these terms do not accurately indicate the root cause.

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Tips to Survive K Show 2019

K Show is the longest-running trade show in the industry; eight days! But never fear! The K Show veterans from Davis-Standard have compiled a list of tips to help you survive the K Show marathon […]

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Sterling and the Impact on Polymer Pricing

The weak pound is causing misery for those holidaying abroad but is also creating frustrations for the UK polymer industry, as the weakness of Sterling is causing upward pressure on UK polymer prices.

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The Effect of Pressure and Temperature on Part Quality and Dimensions

Injection moulding is a complex system of machinery, fluid dynamics, and thermal conductivity. Let’s break the mould down into two simple parts, the heat exchanger and the pressure vessel, and review how they can impact […]

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Making the Most of Impact Testing

Falling weight impact tests can yield much more relevant information than single-point impact testing; however, they come with their own challenges. 

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Do Izod and Charpy Make the Appropriate Impact?

Cracking of plastics components under impact was a major blow to the plastics industry in the early days. Today it is still a challenge for designers to select thermoplastics that will stand up to impact […]

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is one of the most commonly used methods of producing identical plastic products in high volumes. However, as with every process, it is important to understand the specific design restrictions that must be […]

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