When it comes to the application of blow molding, three things must be in place to ensure quality finished products. First, the machine itself must be cutting edge. Second, the operator must have the proper qualifications for running the machine. Third, quality management must oversee the entire process. Of the three, quality management in extrusion blow molding is the most critical.
To ensure product quality, proper training on blow molding machines is critical. For all PET blow molding equipment, extensive training ensures high-quality finished products and prevents accidents that could cause injury. Based on company, industry, and government standards, operators must complete the proper type and level of training associated with this machinery. Continue reading
Stretch blow molding is a manufacturing process that’s well suited for different applications across a broad range of industry sectors. Continue reading
To ensure blow molding product quality, it’s important to have a procedure in place for leak testing the plastic bottles that are produced through the blow molding manufacturing process.
Companies that depend on blow molding manufacturing as a component of business will benefit from knowing what qualities to look for in a blow molding machine manufacturer.
As with any manufacturing procedure, the processes of plastic injection molding can at times require a vigilant analysis and trouble-shooting methodology to ensure efficiency of the operation and end product quality. This article will provide an overview of some of the core components of plastic injection molding processes and machinery and an approach for trouble shooting.
The term “flash” in extrusion blow molding refers to the excess plastic material that remains on the body of a new container after the container has been formed. Though flash is a side-product of the extrusion blow molding process, it can have negative effects to blow molding efficiency as well as to the plastic part or container if not properly controlled.
It’s well understood that quality control is a crucial factor for all manufacturing and engineering practices throughout industry. Without quality control, all aspects of product planning and launch can result in failure. What follows are some of the key issues that must be considered for quality control in a blow molding project.
If you operate a business that has a requirement for specially formed plastic bottles or containers, such as for juice and water bottles or liquid soaps and shampoos, it’s to your benefit to understand the various manufacturing processes for making those bottles and containers. What follows is an explanation of the extrusion blow-molding process and how it differs from injection molding.
Product manufacturers that are familiar with blow molding manufacturing processes understand the many benefits and applications of blow molding. But for those who aren’t aware of how to make the best of the blow molding process or capitalize on the methods, the following information will be of value.