Apr 20, 2015
There’s a good reason First American Plastic has earned a reputation for high industry standards and satisfied customers: we put a strong emphasis on quality control. At First American, it’s about more than speed; we take pride in the end result and our customers know to expect nothing short of perfection.
Contact us to see for yourself, and read on to learn how seriously we take quality.
Apr 16, 2015
Below are words commonly used in the plastic injection molding industry:
Additive Manufacturing – The technical term for 3-D printing -- the process of manufacturing a three-dimensional object by placing layer on top of layer -- based on a CAD model.
Blow Molding – A technique in which plastic is forced to take on the shape of a mold cavity by way of a hollow plastic tube applying internal...
Mar 19, 2015
Plastics manufacturing is moving forward at a rapid pace. The economic recovery is paving the way for new innovations that will impact every manufacturing sector, including plastic injection molding. Coming off a strong year for the industry, it will be exciting to see what’s ahead. Below are three predictions for plastics manufacturing for 2015:
1. 3-D Printing Technology Will Become More...
Oct 23, 2014
Projects involving custom plastic injection molding are complex. You must be as specific as possible as you convey your project to the manufacturer in order to get an accurate quote and a reasonable timeline. It helps to have as much information upfront as possible. As you plan your plastic molding project, here are a few factors to consider and to discuss with your manufacturing team.
Sep 30, 2014
The plastic manufacturing industry is very diversified, and consumers have options both in terms of the products they want and the process they use to create them. Below are explanations for three of the most common techniques, as well as how each compares in cost. Keep in mind that costs vary by project and that some products require a combination of techniques.
Plastic Injection Molding
Aug 25, 2014
3D printing is still a fairly young technology, and mistakes are bound to be made during the prototype stage. You can avoid listing yourself among the lesson-teaching failures by taking a close look at your design at an early stage.
Before you get started on your 3D printing project, take these three simple steps to ensure that your idea is doable. That way, you can more confidently enter the...
Aug 22, 2014
As complicated as plastic injection molding might sound to a consumer, it is a very common manufacturing method used to create a host of everyday items. From intricate, complex components to larger objects, injection molding plastic is incredibly versatile. Below are just a few objects we come across each day, many of which are made from plastic injection molding.
Automotive Dashboards and Bumpers
Jul 21, 2014
Plastic injection molding is an incredibly effective way to manufacture accurate plastic parts and components. It’s quick, saving you valuable production time. It’s accurate, meaning you waste fewer materials. And it’s consistent, giving you peace of mind that what you ask for is what you’ll get — every single time.
As you plan your project, it helps to have a basic understanding of plastic...
Jun 19, 2014
Plastic injection molding companies are becoming the face of American manufacturing, and manufacturing in turn is driving job growth in this country. Since the end of the recession, the future of plastics has gotten even brighter.
More than 885,000 individuals are employed in the plastics industry, according to research by the Plastics Industry Trade Association. There are more than 16,200...
Jun 17, 2014
It’s disposable. It’s cost-efficient. It’s sanitary.
Plastics have become a staple in food preparation and restaurants. Plastic molding companies create tools and utensils that are safe, sanitary and reliable. There are several good reasons that plastics have become the preferred material for cutlery and utensils.
Here are a few reasons the food industry relies on plastic molding companies for...