The Upload

Your blog feed for digital manufacturing resources, in-depth features, and industry news.

Archive posts tagged 'plastic'. Return to blog home.

VALOX 357 Boasts Strong Chemical, Heat Resistance for Plastic Parts

Posted On June 24, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
The Polybutylene Terephthalate’s strong resistance, stability, and processability make it a versatile plastic useful in a variety industries.
Read More >

UL 94 Classification and Flame-Retardant Thermoplastics

Posted On March 1, 2019 By Protolabs
An overview of thermoplastics with flame-retardant characteristics and the UL 94 classification.
Read More >

Injection Molding: Aluminum vs. Steel Tooling

Posted On May 30, 2017 By Tony Holtz
A comparison between aluminum and steel tooling for injection-molded parts.
Read More >

Design Complex Components with Insert Molding

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Tony Holtz
Learn how insert molding can add functionality, strength, and complexity to plastic parts.
Read More >

Replace Metal with Plastic to Save Weight, Cost

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Tony Holtz
To decrease weight and potentially cost, you can replace metal with plastic on certain parts.
Read More >

The Characteristics of High-Temperature Thermoplastics

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Tony Holtz
High-performance materials can be molded to produce parts that can withstand extreme temperatures.
Read More >

The Material Properties of Machined Plastic

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Tony Holtz
Machined prototypes can help ready your design for an eventual move to injection molding.
Read More >

4 Ways to Leverage Rapid Overmolding

Posted On April 14, 2017 By Protolabs
Rapid overmolding is new addition to Protolabs' injection molding services.
Read More >