The plastic injection molding process is arguably the most common process in product manufacturing in the current age by volume of parts. Properties of plastics now make them suitable for things you wouldn’t have even imagined possible just a few decades ago. Injection molding quickly and inexpensively shapes these plastics into useful parts.
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Graphene is a single-atom thick layer of carbon atoms closely linked in a hexagonal 2D sheet. Once formed, this stuff is so strong, you couldn’t pierce through it with anything less than about 5 tons crushing down on a point the size of a pencil tip.
Creating extrusions is a process where soft(ish) materials are confined within a space, then that space is shrunk while leaving only a small opening for the material to escape
The excitement and energy fueling an entrepreneur’s passion can be nearly unstoppable. It can meet a cold brutal end when failing to see any demand in the marketplace after logging countless hours, personal funds, and sacrifices.
Thermoforming is the process of taking a flat plastic sheet, heating it, then using pressure to form it around mold so that it's no longer flat, but a complex 3D shape.
In Non-Newtonian fluids, the viscosity or “thickness” of the liquid changes when it is stressed. This means that when they’re shaken or stirred, the liquid becomes either “thinner” and flows more freely, or “thicker” and resists movement.
Roational Molding (rotomolding) mainly deals with materials that are solid at room temperature, but turn liquid with a moderate degree of heat.
You can only do one thing at a time. First ask yourself “What one thing could I do that when accomplished, will make everything else easier or unnecessary?” Once that one thing is accomplished, ask yourself the question again and repeat the process.
Sheet metal undergoes many different stages, including the process stage, and the building stage which consists of cutting, forming, welding, and assembly.