Looking for an expert injection molding manufacturer? Considering metal-to-plastic product conversion? Have a product idea? Frustrated with the lure of low prices equaling inferior product from foreign manufacturers?
We are Plastics One.
Located In Southwest Virginia.
Design, prototype and build components from 1 gram up to 3 pounds.
You donít have to look far to find experts in custom injection molding. Located in Virginia, Plastics One has more than 60 years of expertise in close tolerance, injection and insert
molding with engineered and commodity resins. From hearing aids and hula hoops in the 1950ís to life-enhancing medical and industrial products, we are heroes in product
design and lean manufacturing.
Our passion is for quality; our mission is for service.
Hot runner molds differ from cold runners because the nozzle that distributes the hot plastic is directly in the part which results in a dramatically
shorter cycle time. This shorter cycle time in turn saves money because youíre not paying for excessive time. Another benefit.... continue
Lost Time Due to Mold Maintenance and Repair
Molds require routine maintenance- some after every run or in the middle of a long run. Molds break due to fatigue. Molds crash, injector pins bend, springs snap, water lines leak, heaters wear out. All of these things are part of the natural life cycle of a mold. To fix these issues requires a tool maker to take the mold apart, diagnosing the problem and repairing the mold. Repairing the mold often means making new core pins, new cavities, polishing or remaking inserts. This requires... Continue reading
Manufacturing in the USA vs. Manufacturing Overseas
Overseas manufacturers entice with their low costs of labor and production, but many American companies are finding out the hard way that
paying for products to be made across the pond is not worth the cost. Manufacturing overseas adds additional hurdles to jump like language,
cultural and time differences... Continue reading