Contract injection molder Rodon Group (Hatfield, PA) has written the book—or e-book, to be precise—on injection molding. How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part, which officially comes out today, details four key factors to consider in the pursuit of injection molding perfection: Part design, tool building, material selection and manufacturing.
Injection molders, and plastics processors in general, may find the 32-page tome to be a fairly basic overview of the process, but it's important to bear in mind the intended audience. The e-book is primarily written for engineers and product designers, a Rodon Group spokesperson told PlasticsToday, adding that the intent is to make them more comfortable with some fundamentals of the plastics manufacturing process—what works and what doesn't. From that perspective, How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part achieves its objective.