CT Scanning Automates First Article Inspections
Computed Tomography (CT) scanning is an invaluable tool for performing timely and accurate First Article Inspections on difficult to inspect parts.
I'm Thankful I Became A Mold Maker
Hans Noack was the Design Manager at Matrix Plastic Products for 30 years until his retirement in 2020. This blog is a look back at his successful career: how he got his start in mold making, what inspired his masterful mold designs, and what he finds most fulfilling about his life’s work.
Saving Troubled Transfer Programs
Whatever the original cause of the trouble may be, our goal in any transfer program is to repair/replace tooling components quickly, re-qualify the mold so production can resume, and craft a game plan to minimize total cost of ownership over the remaining lifetime of the program.
The Value of DOE in Injection Molding
Design of Experiments (“DOE”) is a powerful tool for evaluating and validating the injection molding process. Matrix utilizes Nautilus software to identify key input variables to control process variation.
Two-Stage Injection Molding
Two-stage (plunger-style) injection molding technology provides several advantages over the traditional reciprocating screw method when processing thin-walled, difficult to fill components.
Have a PEEK Experience
PEEK is believed to be one of the highest performing thermoplastics on the market, and Matrix Plastic Products processes this resin for several medical device programs. Our experience highlights some of the important safety precautions we take regarding the molding equipment, software, tooling, and handling of this high temperature material.
Micro Molds: One Key to Micromolding Success
The successful production of critical micromolded components at Matrix Plastic Products depends on several important factors. But it all begins with the close-tolerance, ultra precise micro molds we design and build here.
What Causes Polycarbonate Parts To Crack?
There can be many causes of molded-in stress with Polycarbonate. Reviewing sample parts, set-up sheets, process monitoring, and the resin manufacturer’s recommendations, are the keys to solving the mystery.
The Manufacturing Alliance featuring: Matrix and TMA
Life Expectancy of an Injection Mold
The lifetime of a plastic injection mold is impacted by several factors besides just the SPI class to which it was built. Clamping, preventive maintenance, and mold protections all play a role in how long a well-built mold will last once in production.
Early Engagement Optimizes DFM
Matrix design engineers collaborate with customers to identify part design options that will save time and money on their projects, while ensuring top quality results in optimized manufacturing.
Drying Bioabsorbable Resins
Matrix Plastic Products processes bioabsorbable resins to produce implantable medical devices for our OEM customers. The proper drying of these hygroscopic materials requires specialized knowledge, methods, and equipment critical to maintaining their integrity.