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The Pioneer Plastics Blog

Complex Molding Techniques For Complex Parts

Injection molding is perhaps the most versatile process for creating custom plastic parts. By utilizing the complex molds involved in this process, manufacturers can create intricate parts in a variety
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Injection Molding: Your Questions Answered

If you have an idea for a custom plastic part, you may have a lot of questions about the manufacturing process. Injection molding is a time-efficient and cost-efficient way to
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Insert Molding vs. Overmolding: What’s the Difference?

The custom injection molding process starts with a conceptualized design and ends with a uniquely manufactured product.  If your product needs to be aesthetically pleasing or ergonomically friendly, injection molding
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Injection Molding Defects and How to Avoid Them

Just like the design of the part, the manufacturing process is important to the integrity and function of the part. If not executed properly, the injection molding process can cause
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When Designing Custom Plastic Parts, Fit And Function are Important

When designing your plastic part, it’s crucial to consider what the part’s fit and function will be.  First and foremost, the function of the product will affect the fit and
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How Machinery is Used in Custom Injection Molding

When we hold plastic parts in our hands, we usually aren’t thinking of how it was manufactured or what machines were used in the process. However, if you take a
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You Know You Need a Plastic Part: What’s Next?

You’ve worked hard, maybe for years, to invent a plastic product that will either increase efficiency or improve the user experience in some way. So if it’s a helpful tool
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There’s a Reason for the Resin: Why Injection Molding is All About the Pellets

Resin is what everything plastic is made of. Once heated, Resin is a free-flowing polymer used in plastic part production. In the injection molding industry, this highly-viscous material is what’s
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What’s the Best Way to Protect Your Collectibles?

Everyone seems to be collecting something these days. Dr. Mark B. McKinley, a professor of psychology and author of The Psychology of Collecting, says, “Everybody collects something! Whether it be photographs
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These Containers Are Really Sweet!

If you are looking for an easy and attractive way to showcase sweet treats in your store, check out these containers. The cut comb honey containers are conveniently available in
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