Injection Molding Tutorial: Videos

WHAT IS INJECTION MOLDING? Every day of our lives, each of us is surrounded by plastic parts produced by the process of injection molding. Examples are everywhere, and include keyboards, tooth brushes, car components, toys, television components, make-up packaging and all kinds of products used in the medical industry. At Craftech Industries, we injection mold a … Read more

Acetal, Delrin AF and PTFE: Plastic Bearing Materials

Three of the most useful plastics for making bearings are Acetal, Delrin AF® and PTFE.  Acetal and Delrin AF® are both thermoplastics; meaning that these materials can be heated into a liquid form and then cooled into a solid retaining the shape of either the extrusion nozzle or the mold used to shape it. PTFE … Read more

Special Plastic Material Highlight: TPU

Thermoplastic polyurethane* is a fully thermoplastic elastomer. It is elastic and melt-processable. TPU can be extruded, injection molded, and compression molded. Because TPU is a linear segmented block copolymer made up of hard and soft segments, it allows for a considerable number of physical property combinations. This diversity makes TPU an extremely flexible material, adaptable … Read more

Most Common Types of Screw Drives

There are literally hundreds of screw drives. In this article, we will take a look at a few of the most popular kinds. A screw drive is part of the design of a screw that allows it to be turned into place using a mating tool like a screwdriver or Allen wrench. Most screw heads … Read more

Manufacturing Trends in 2016: Robotics, Quality and Efficiency

The never-ending pursuit of higher levels of efficiency in manufacturing is leading to major advancements in production facilities all around the world. In 2016, expect to see further automation in manufacturing operations, more analytics, higher product quality and cleaner production floors. These trends are being driven by globalization, enhanced competition and rapidly advancing computer and … Read more