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Focus on your core competencies by partnering with a contract manufacturer

By Team PPI on Mar 23, 2023 11:44:15 AM

Contract manufacturing in injection molding is the process of outsourcing the production of plastic parts or components to a manufacturer who specializes in injection molding. 

This process starts at the design phase and ends with an assembled, ready-to-ship product.  Full-service contractors offer tool-making and can offer design support in the early stages of the process.

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Topics: injection molding, systems, plastic molding'

Surviving The Storm of the Century: How to navigate the triple threats wreaking havoc in our industry

By Beth Moore on Nov 16, 2022 10:07:09 AM

Captain Billy Tyne faces the fight of his life. Miles from shore, he and his crew battle a monster storm. Waves 40 feet high pound the fishing boat, washing up on deck to sweep men and equipment overboard. Shrieking winds drown out all communication. All hands work feverishly, but the storm wins. The Andrea Gail and her entire crew are lost – sunk into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Topics: injection molding, processes, future, tariffs

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Pleasant Precision confirms its commitment to customers by earning UL Certification

By Team PPI on Oct 26, 2020 11:06:50 AM

Your customers want to know that the products they buy from you are safe and reliable. They look for commitments to quality like the UL Recognition Mark.

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

The spread of the Coronavirus across China is impacting global supply chains

By Team PPI on Feb 19, 2020 12:27:09 PM

Coronavirus is impacting manufacturing—what you need to know about the dangerous viral outbreak and what it means for global supply chains and the economy.

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Topics: round mate

Calculating runners is a big deal. Use our new Runner Calculator tool to get it right!

By Team PPI on Jan 27, 2020 4:06:21 PM

With the launch of our new website, Pleasant Precision is proud to introduce a FREE Runner Calculator tool! Find it on the Resources drop-down at the top of every page. Click here to check it out now!

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Topics: processes

The Benefits of Consolidating Thermoplastic Resins in Plastic Injection Molding

By Phil Guajardo on Oct 10, 2019 11:10:10 AM

How many thermoplastic resins does your company use?

If you are using a wide variety of resins, it may be time to review and consolidate. Using a large cross-section of resins can cost your company a lot of time and money. There are many benefits to consolidating thermoplastic resins for plastic injection molding, both for the customer as well as the manufacturer.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, plastic molding', lean manufacturing

Pleasant Precision’s Product Lifecycle Management Process

By Team PPI on Aug 7, 2019 11:09:42 AM

Our Product Lifecycle Management Process moves product from ideas to production

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Topics: plastic, quality, improvement, advanced manufacturing, processes

Modular Approach to Increasing Capacity

By Phil Guajardo on Jul 17, 2019 12:04:40 PM

In today’s world everyone is always looking for the best deal they can find. Unfortunately everyone markets themselves as the solution to all your problems, and this leads to confusion when selecting a supplier. It’s not until it’s too late that you actually know whether or not you have chosen the right path. I’m here to tell you that in the Plastic Injection Molding world there is a way to get the most bang for your buck EVERY TIME, and that is Round Mate.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, improvement, processes, round mate

Pleasant Precision kicks off EOS - Entrepreneurial Operating System

By Ken Jenkins on Mar 28, 2019 8:25:00 AM

Earlier this year, Pleasant Precision kicked off EOS training throughout the company.

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Topics: lean manufacturing, CULTURE, eos

The U.S. Lifts Tariff on Plastic Injection Molds

By Cory Arbogast on Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Back in July 2018, President Trump implemented a 25% tariff on China-made plastic injection molds. Unexpectedly in December, the Trump Administration lifted the tariff for at least one year - a decision many say is likely to hurt American mold makers but help U.S. plastics companies that supply automakers. Below we share some insight on the tariff suspension, what it means for mold makers, and what it ultimately means for you.

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Topics: Mold Components, injection molding, advanced manufacturing, tariffs

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