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The Top 4 Things Engineers Look at in Medical Component Design

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Plastics Strong Enough to Replace Steel in Automotive

Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards coupled with heightened consumer sensitivities to the environmental impact of using fossil fuels are tightening fuel consumption requirements for the auto industry. 

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How Plastic Component Design Impacts Military Safety

The safety and welfare of military personnel is always a top priority, but sometimes that goal puts manufacturing focus on the end product instead of the process. In the case of engineering critical-use, injection-molded parts for military applications, the design holds the key to many benefits the end product will deliver. 

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The 5 Types of SPI Mold Classifications

When you approach an injection molder to produce critical-use plastic parts or components, determining if the product is suitable for the injection molding process is one of the first steps.

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How Injection Molders Help Keep Projects On Time, On Spec and On Budget

Defect-free, low-cost critical use injection molded parts are the intended result of any project. But, how do you get from start to finish and remain on time, on spec and on budget?

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How EMI Shielding Protects Delicate Military Electronics

Today’s military is more technologically advanced than at any other point in history. This presents many advantages in strategizing for, equipping and executing missions; however, there are also some challenges.

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Are all ITAR-certified Molders the Same?

When military/defense contractors seek a complex injection molder to manufacture, sell or distribute goods or service covered under the United States Munitions List (USML), or supply components to goods covered under the USML, verifying that the molder is International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certified/compliant is a top priority.

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How Plastics Help the Military Keep Pace with Technology

Today’s military mission-readiness is heavily dependent on technology, necessitating product reliability and extended life cycles that far exceed the typical 18 months of consumer electronics — sometimes into decades.

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Plastics’ Role in Light Weighting for Military Applications

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has long faced the dilemma of balancing the safety and welfare of military personnel with the need for reducing the weight of armed forces gear and equipment.

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The Importance of Supply Chain Continuity for Military Manufacturers

For the first time in over a decade, the United States Army is winding down contingency operations. Army Material Command (AMC) executives are assessing supplier relationships and strategically choosing to continue those that can provide necessary components for ground and weapon systems, communications equipment and armed forces gear without disrupting the Army’s supply chain.

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