Plastic Industry Blogs

Clamping Force: Why It’s Vital to Your Injection Moulding Process and How to Calculate It

Clamp force is one of the most overlooked portions of the injection moulding process. How many times have you walked up to a moulding machine to see the clamping force set to max? So, what […]

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The War on Plastic – In Support of the BPF and the Planet

Ripples from the BBC’s ‘War on Plastic‘ series continue to be felt within the industry, as public opinion of plastics feels at an all-time low, in a period when homegrown manufacturing needs all the support […]

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Why is it important to use a specialist recruitment company when hiring?

As a manufacturing or engineering business, what factors should you be taking into consideration when selecting a recruitment partner? Willcox Matthews investigates in this blog article.

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Is it viable to convert my part material from metal to plastic?

When assessing plastic as a substitute for metal, there are many factors to take into consideration. Not all are strictly design-based; other factors can be desirability, finishing options, production cost, or sustainability, to name a […]

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Medical Device Packaging and Labelling

Non-compliance with regulations can have the most devastating impact on lead times of medical device packaging and labelling. In this blog, medical device manufacturer Europlaz Technologies talks us through the most important factors in this […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Instrumenting a Mould

Putting a sensor anywhere in a tool can give you some form of data, but it may not be value-added. The key is knowing upfront what you want the sensor to do for you before […]

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The Importance of Planned Downtime for Maintenance

As manufacturers face the pressure of delivery deadlines, planned maintenance usually drops down their priority list. In this informative blog, Intouch Monitoring explains the importance of planned downtime for maintenance and the effects it can […]

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The Origins of Moldflow

Since its introduction in the 1970s (yes, ’70s!) Moldflow software has revolutionised the design of plastic products using scientific principles. Why then, is this technology still regarded as new by many? Graham Webster, Director of […]

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8 Essential Injection Moulding Principles You Should Always Follow

In an industry full of grey areas and black books, what is “right” anyway? John Lobozzo, Technical Sales Engineer at RJG Technologies, walks us through his eight top principles for an effective injection moulding process.

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Have you Re-evaluated your Manufacturing Process?

The uncertainties surrounding Coronavirus and Brexit have shaken businesses across the country. As a result, many companies are using this time as an opportunity to re-evaluate the way they are conducting their manufacturing. Plunkett Associates […]

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