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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Overmold Material Compatibility and Mechanical Bonding Tips

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Tony Holtz
A number of materials can be used to overmold components together, but without a chemical bond or mechanical interlock, some overmolded parts won’t stand the test of time.
THE SHORT LIST: 5 Med-Friendly Materials

5 Med-Friendly Materials

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Will Martin
Developing medical devices? Here are five material options to consider.
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The Benefits of Using TPU in Elastomeric Part Designs

Posted On May 10, 2017 By Protolabs
So, you’re designing a part that requires flexibility and you need to choose a material.