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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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The Four Plastic Variables

By Ken Jenkins on Mar 29, 2016 9:31:40 AM

When building plastic parts, consistency is key. Variables need to be recognized, so that a quality product is created, every time. A good part is made up of four things: the part design itself, the mold design, the material, and how it’s processed.

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Topics: plastic

Oil to plastic: A lesson on how plastic is made

By Ron Pleasant on Mar 13, 2016 10:24:00 AM

When it comes to plastic, times have certainly changed. While 40 years ago anything made with plastic was considered cheap. Today there are thousands of plastic products, including things like computer housings, automobile parts, and medical parts.

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Topics: Mold Components

The Basics of Drying Thermoplastic Materials

By Ron Pleasant on Feb 26, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Moisture affects the quality of the molded part in different ways, and the extent is determined by either the specific resin being processed or the purpose of the part. Improper or incomplete drying can create problems, either when the part is being processed or when the product is in use, or sometimes, both.

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Topics: injection molding

Injection Molding for Productivity

By Ron Pleasant on Feb 15, 2016 12:51:00 PM

The objective of injection molding is to produce identical moldings at the specified quality each and every time. Repeatability is the key: setup, process, inspection, repeat.

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Topics: injection molding

What is the difference between nylons? Pt. 2

By Ron Pleasant on Jan 28, 2016 11:43:13 AM

We recently wrote about the differences between Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6. Now we want to discuss the differences between Nylon 4,6, Nylon 11, and Nylon 12 and differentiating them from Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6.

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Topics: Mold Components

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