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Recommended wall thickness in injection molding design

Thin Wall Injection Molding Tips and Considerations

Posted On June 8, 2022 By Protolabs
Thin walls in injection-molded parts can present a variety of issues. Dive into these considerations to ensure optimal part molding and performance.
Garçon Wines’ flat bottle design

Plastics and 3D Printing Companies Leading Shift to Sustainability

Posted On June 11, 2021 By Nicole Hopper
As consumer demand drives a shift to sustainably-sourced products, suppliers that embrace this change set themselves ahead of competitors
Consultative Design Analysis

Consultative Design Analysis Prepares Parts for Production

Posted On October 22, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Our new consultative design service addresses design feedback and gets your parts ready for manufacturability within our automated system.
Fluid handling microfluidics part

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.
Glass-filled thermoplastic part

Fortron 1140L4 PPS Offers High Strength, Resistance for Molded Parts

Posted On April 27, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Fortron’s heat and chemical resistance, electrical properties, and rigidity make it an ideal plastic for the automotive or electronic industries.
Medical-grade materials

Medical-Grade Materials Play Vital Role in Product Development, Fight Against COVID-19

Posted On April 10, 2020 By Protolabs
Medical-grade materials play vital role in product development and fight against COVID-19
Lexan 940 for injection molding

Lexan 940 Offers Good Looks and Strength for Molded Parts

Posted On March 27, 2020 By Steve Konick
Lexan 940 resin continues to be a staple polycarbonate (PC) used for injection molding.
Delrin part examples

Delrin Material Properties Offer Strong, Versatile Plastic Alternative to Metal

Posted On January 28, 2020 By Protolabs
Consider Delrin as an excellent plastic replacement for metal because of its strength, versatility.
Flame-Retardant Thermoplastics and UL Classifications

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.
Injection Molding: Aluminum vs. Steel Tooling

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.