Plastic Industry Blogs

RJG’s 11 Advantages and Challenges of Micro-Injection Moulding

Micro-injection moulding has emerged as a revolutionary manufacturing process, providing a gateway to creating intricate and tiny components for various industries. This technique has gained prominence due to its ability to produce precise, high-quality, cost-effective […]

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3D Printing Creates Efficiencies in Injection Moulding | Rosti Group Blog

In the world of plastics manufacturing, there has been a definitive line between 3D printed parts and plastic injection moulded parts. However, in recent years, that line has blurred as more injection moulders not only […]

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MGS’s Top Design Considerations for Injection Moulding

In this blog, MGS Technical Plastics goes into detail on the most important considerations to take into account when injection moulding. 

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Strengthening UK Plastic Moulding: The Case for Localising Supply Chains

In an era marked by geopolitical disruptions and global uncertainties, the UK plastic manufacturing industry faces unique challenges. To mitigate these risks, there is a growing need to re-evaluate and strengthen supply chains. A promising […]

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RJG’s Guide to Dimensional Inspection of Moulded Parts in Plastic Injection Moulding

In this blog post, RJG will guide you through why dimensional inspections matter and the key steps and best practices for conducting dimensional inspections of plastic injection moulded parts.

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Why It’s Time for the UK’s Plastics Industry to Embrace Automation

Despite being a powerhouse in manufacturing with an impressive £224bn output, the UK surprisingly ranks 24th in global robot density. This isn’t just a fun fact – it’s a critical indicator that we need to […]

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Moulding Excellence: 8 Proven Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent in Injection Moulding

It’s no secret that a massive skills gap has plagued the injection moulding industry for quite a while now. Those who have been in the industry for a long time are beginning to fade out […]

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Understanding Clamp Force and Clamp Geometry in Plastic Injection Moulding

 In this blog, RJG will go into detail on what clamp force is, why proper clamp force matters, what clamp geometry is, and the importance of optimal clamp geometry.

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How to Prevent and Troubleshoot Short Shots

In this blog post, RJG goes into more detail on the causes, prevention, and troubleshooting of short shots in plastic injection moulding, offering valuable insights for addressing this common quality issue. Short shots are among […]

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Surface Finishes – what are the different standards?

Surface finish is used to describe the moulding/texture of the tooling – this can vary from a glossy finish to a rough texture. In this blog, leading injection moulder MGS Technical Plastics explains the different […]

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