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 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

Navigating Trump's New Tariff

By Phil Guajardo on Oct 3, 2018 4:13:21 PM

Earlier this year, President Trump implemented a 35% tariff on plastic injection molds

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Topics: injection molding, lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, round mate, tariffs

The Advantages of Injection Molding with Round Mate® Systems

By Cory Arbogast on Jun 11, 2018 12:07:00 PM

On a surface level, injection molding might seem like a simple process. The idea of it is. The process itself is a little more complex. Within the actual process of injection molding, there is a intricate system of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Topics: Mold Components, injection molding, quality, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, round mate

How vertical toolmaking adds flexibility and extends mold life

By Ron Pleasant on May 30, 2018 9:53:00 AM

In 1976, Ron Pleasant founded Pleasant Precision, Inc. with his wife, Carol, to produce tooling for the plastic industry. Now located in a 54,000 sq. ft. building in Kenton, OH, Team PPI produces tooling for a wide number of industries that use injection molded components, including consumer products, medical, automotive, appliance, and electrical and electronics industries. Ron Pleasant invented the Round Mate System of tooling in 1989, and developed System II tooling as an advance on Round Mate technology in 1997.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, quality, certification, systems, lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods

Why you should attend NPE 2018: The Plastics Show

By Cory Arbogast on May 5, 2018 9:37:30 AM

NPE 2018 The Plastics Show begins May 7, 2018, and provides access to the people and companies that are influencing the future of the plastics industry. Professionals from 128 countries are gathering to provide a glimpse into the future of plastics. The show features professionals in the fields of appliances, automotive industry, construction, medical devices, packaging, and more.

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Topics: Insider, plastic, improvement, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, future

What NASA Can Teach Us About Advanced Manufacturing

By Cory Arbogast on Mar 20, 2018 10:24:30 AM

Technology advances every day, whether it’s in giant strides or baby steps. Advanced manufacturing is how industry leaders find a nexus between the present and the future of technology. Using technology to improve products and processes is a system of advancement like any other. When used in manufacturing, it will make processes more efficient, and further improve the quality of products.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, quality, improvement, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, NASA

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