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Cory Arbogast

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How to Make Continuous Improvement a Priority

By Cory Arbogast on Feb 14, 2018 3:18:50 PM

At Pleasant Precision, we know that continuous improvement and development is necessary for being a successful manufacturer. For continuous improvements to be made, every employee has to be on board. It’s not just random bursts of improvement efforts, it’s a mindset for what you and your company do every day. Sometimes it sounds like a good idea on paper, but getting each and every employee on board can be a struggle.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, quality, improvement, certification, systems, plastic molding'

A Real Solutions Provider

By Cory Arbogast on Jan 4, 2018 1:50:00 PM

At Pleasant Precision we pride ourselves on being a “Solutions Provider” for our customers. We recently had the opportunity to complete a complete turnkey project for an OEM. This project included 6 injection molds, a custom-made interchangeable frame to house these molds, and a custom built rotary table to fit a Boy XS Molding Machine. The program also included the set-up of the molding processes and a quality validation for each part. When we delivered the equipment to the customer, it was fully qualified and ready to run production.

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How are quality and standardization prioritized?

By Cory Arbogast on Dec 21, 2017 3:05:00 PM

Customer satisfaction is mission number one, always. This is an idea that will never change. So as long as it is, quality management will be the most important part of it. Thankfully, sticking to standards of quality management is the surest way to make quality products the highest priority.

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What makes a great quality check?

By Cory Arbogast on Dec 7, 2017 11:41:00 AM

The acronym VLSB probably doesn’t mean much to the average person. But to Pleasant Precision, Inc. it means assurance of the absolute highest quality product. Visual Limit Sample Boards are a product of original development and perfection. It’s a system as much as it is a living communication tool.

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What makes improvement a steady, continuous cycle?

By Cory Arbogast on Nov 21, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Manufacturing companies have a saying, that is, “if you’re doing the same thing you were doing 3 years ago, you are losing money”. Nothing is truer for an industry that requires companies to flow with the current of technology advances and industry standards.

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How can you put a square peg into a round hole?

By Cory Arbogast on Nov 7, 2017 3:33:00 PM

It’s well-known that trying to fit a square peg into a round hole (or round mold) is a useless effort. In fact, a lot of people might call it idiocy. But thirty years ago, Pleasant Precision took that as a challenge. What resulted was innovation. Be it square parts, circular parts, or crazy oblong parts, Round Mate® is the go-to answer.

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Scientific Molding Techniques for Injection Molding

By Cory Arbogast on Nov 24, 2015 1:22:55 PM

When you are preparing to inject molding you need to establish process parameters based on information about the mold capabilities. This will mean you will process from a plastics-point-of-view, verifying and then proving over time, and optimizing setup times with mold modifications.

This is a called a systematic process optimization, with single or multiple cavities, used by cold runner or hot runner molds. It can be used by amorphous or semi-crystalline thermoplastic materials. All of these decisions are made using data.

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Topics: injection molding

What is Styrolux and what are its advantages?

By Cory Arbogast on Nov 23, 2015 11:29:22 AM

If you’re looking for a balance of strength, transparency, and economy you may want to consider Styrolux for your next modeling project.

Styrolux is a Styrene-Butadiene Block Copolymer (SBC) with several different polymer blends that each have added benefits and disadvantages depending on what you need to model. Types of Stryrolux include: General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS), Styrene-Methylmeth Acrylate (SMMA), High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), Stryrene-Acrylonitrite (SAN), and Polypropylene (PP).

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Topics: Mold Components

Why you Need to Design the Optimal Cooling System

By Cory Arbogast on Oct 27, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Mold cooling has advanced and become more efficient throughout the years. Before there was newer technology to create optimized circulation throughout mold plates and cavities, there were mold cooling systems to circulate water through base plates not necessarily within the cavities.

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Topics: Mold Components

Do you Know How Plastic is Made?

By Cory Arbogast on Oct 27, 2015 11:44:21 AM

Anything made out of plastic used to be considered cheap; however, today, thousands of products are produced from plastics. Some of these products include automobile parts, computer housings, and medical parts. The first synthetic plastic was produced in 1869 from plant material cellulose by John Wesley Hyatt. His synthetic plastic was used in eyeglass frames, combs, billiard balls, shirt collars, dentures, buttons and photographic film.

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Topics: Mold Components

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