Cool Plastic Molded Part images

Cool Plastic Molded Part images

A few nice plastic molded part images I found:

Printing the past: 3-D archaeology and the first Americans
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Image by BLMOregon
Photos were captured at the Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis, Dec. 13, 2016, to accompany the feature story below: "Printing the past: 3-D archaeology and the first Americans." Article online here (and below): goo.gl/viKEZF

Photo by Matt Christenson, BLM
Story by Toshio Suzuki, BLM

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For the first Americans, and the study of them today, it all starts with a point.

A sharp point fastened to a wooden shaft gave the hunter 13,000 years ago a weapon that could single-handedly spear a fish or work in numbers to take down a mammoth.

For a prehistoric human, these points were the difference between life and death. They were hunger-driven, handmade labors of love that took hours to craft using a cacophony of rock-on-rock cracks, thuds and shatters.

They have been called the first American invention, and some archaeologists now think 3-D scanning points can reveal more information about both the technology and the people.

The Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory at Oregon State University takes up only a few rooms on the ground floor of Waldo Hall, one of the supposedly haunted buildings on campus.

There are boxes of cultural history everywhere, and floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets with skinny pull-out drawers housing even more assets, but the really good stuff, evidence of the earliest known cultures in North America, lives in an 800-pound gun safe.

Loren Davis, anthropology professor at OSU and director of the lab, thinks 3-D scanning, printing, and publishing can circumvent the old traditions of the field, that artifacts are only to be experienced in museums and only handled by those who have a Ph.D.

“We are reimagining the idea of doing archaeology in a 21st century digital way,” said Davis. “We don’t do it just to make pretty pictures or print in plastic, we mostly want to capture and share it for analysis,” he added.

Nearby in the L-shaped lab, one of his doctoral students is preparing to scan a point that was discovered on Bureau of Land Management public lands in southeast Oregon.

Thousands of points have been unearthed since the 1930s in North America, the first being in eastern New Mexico near a town called Clovis. That name is now known worldwide as representing the continent’s first native people.

More recently, though, other peoples with distinctive points were found elsewhere, and some researchers think it means there was differing technology being made at the same time, if not pre-Clovis.

One such location is the Paisley Caves in southern Oregon ― one of the many archaeologically significant sites managed by the BLM.

The earliest stem point from Paisley Caves was scanned at Davis’ lab and a 3-D PDF was included in a 2012 multi-authored report in the journal Science.

Davis estimates his lab at OSU has scanned as many as 400 points, including others from BLM-managed lands in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

More scans would mean a bigger database for comparing points and determining what style they are.

“Ideally, we want to get as many artifacts scanned as possible,“ said Davis. “The BLM offers a lot of access to public data ― this is just another way of doing it.”

Transforming a brittle piece of volcanic glass, by hand, into a beautiful and deadly 4-inch-long spear point is a process.

In one hand would be a hard shaping rock, or maybe a thick section of antler, and in the other would be the starter stone, which in addition to igneous could be jasper, chert, or any other chippable rock that creates a hide-puncturing level of sharpness.

After what might be hundreds of controlled strokes and rock rotations, the rough shape of a lance or spear tip would take form. Discarded shards of stone would often result in more points, or other useful tools like scrapers and needles.

Clovis points are distinguished by their length, bifacial leaf shape and middle channels on the bottom called flutes. Eventually the repetitive flaking of the point would stop, and the hunter would use precise pressure points to create the flute on one or each side that likely helped slot the finished product into a spear-like wooden pole.

The hunter was now mobile and ready to roam.

Prior to 3-D scanning, OSU doctoral student Sean Carroll picks up a can of Tinactin, gives it the obligatory shake, and completely covers “one of the oldest technologies in North America” with antifungal spray.

The talc and alcohol from the athlete’s foot remedy helps the software see even the slightest indents in the point, and it rubs right off afterwards.

“I want to scan all the Clovis I can get my hands on,” said Carroll, who came to OSU because of Davis’ 3-D lab and is using the medium as a big part of his dissertation.

Two random items, a power plug adapter and a ball of clay, are placed on each side of the fluted point to give the camera and light projector perspective. The objects create margins that force the structured light patterns to bend and capture more of the point’s surface detail.

Even so, like the hunter rotating the shaping rock, the archaeologist has to rotate the foam square holding the three items. Each scan takes about six seconds.

Carroll and Davis estimate that the learning curve for this process was about 100 hours. One hundred hours of trial and error — and a lot of watching YouTube videos — for a finished product that they think is indisputably worth it.

A completed 3-D scan of a point will have about 40,000 data points per square inch. The measurements are so precise, they can determine the difference between flake marks as thin as a piece of paper.

Davis says no archaeologist with a pair of calipers can come close to measuring the data obtained via 3-D, because simply, “there are some jobs that robots are really good at.”

“If the end game is measurements, well you could spend your whole life with a pair of calipers trying to achieve what we can do in 10 minutes,” said Davis.

Last year, the famous human relative nicknamed Lucy had 3-D scans of her 3.2 million year old bones published in the journal Nature.

In 2015, archaeologists from Harvard University completed a 3-D scan of a winged and human-headed stone bull from Mesopotamia that stands 13 feet high at the Louvre Museum.

And the Smithsonian Institution is currently beta testing a website dedicated to publishing 3-D models from its massive collection, including molds of President Abraham Lincoln’s face and the entire Apollo 11 command module.

All of these new-school efforts are based upon the old-school scientific principles of preservation and promotion.

Rock points, fossils, hieroglyphics — various forms of cultural assets are susceptible to environmental conditions and not guaranteed to be around forever. Three-dimensional scanning is the most accurate way to digitally preserve these items of merit.

Once accurate preservation is done, there are opportunities for promoting not just science, but specific research goals.

In the case of the Lucy bones, scientists hope that crowdsourcing the 3-D data will help get more experts to look at the fossils and prove that the tree-dwelling ape died from a fall.

When it comes to comparing one specific stemmed point to an entire hard drive of scanning data, BLM archaeologist Scott Thomas thinks the work being done at the OSU lab can move archaeology to a new level.

“The 3-D scanning method blows anything we have done out of the water,” said Thomas.

That ability to compare points can lead to insights on how these hunting tools moved over geography, and even expand theories about how native groups learned new technologies.

“It’s going to be a really powerful tool someday — not too far off,” said Thomas.

While long-term data analysis may not be the sexiest form of archaeology, holding a 3-D printed stem point is a pretty cool educational tool.

Davis of OSU has incorporated 3-D prints into his classes and said his students are able to make a tactile connection with artifacts that otherwise are not available.

“The students really enjoy these printed and digital models and often say that they are almost like the real thing,” said Davis.

This spring, Davis is traveling to Magadan, Russia — aka Siberia — to inspect and scan some points that may be linked to Clovis peoples.

The goal in Siberia, of course, is to further expand the 3-D database. He is specifically interested in comparing them to stems from a BLM-managed site he excavated in Idaho called Cooper’s Ferry.

As his student, Carroll, begins to clean up and put the scanned points into their individually labeled ziplocked bags, Davis can’t help but mention how much easier international research could be with 3-D scanning.

“You can share cultural resource info with people in other countries and you don’t have to come visit,” he said, adding that Russia isn’t the easiest country to enter.

“It’s as easy as sending an email,” Carroll agreed.

Davis then mentioned his 11-year-old child and how much of school curriculum these days is web-based as opposed to text-based.

“There’s nothing wrong with books, I’m a huge fan of books, but it’s a different way of learning,” said the archaeology professor.

And with that, he made another point.

— by Toshio Suzuki, tsuzuki@blm.gov, @toshjohn

Best places to find 3-D archaeology online:
— Sketchfab.com is one of the biggest databases on the web for 3-D models of cultural assets. Institutions and academics alike are moving priceless treasures to the digital space for all to inspect. Two examples: via the British Museum, a 7.25-ton statue of Ramesses II is available for viewing and free download; and via archaeologist Robert Selden Jr., hundreds of 3-D models are open to the public for study, including several Clovis points from the Blackwater Draw National Historic Site in New Mexico.
— The Smithsonian Institution is bringing the best of American history to a new audience via their 3-D website (3d.si.edu). Amelia Earhart’s flight suit? Check. Native American ceremonial killer whale hat? Check. Face cast of President Abraham Lincoln? Check and check — there are two. And their biggest 3-D scan is still coming: the 184-foot-long space shuttle Discovery.
— Visitors to Africanfossils.org can filter 3-D model searches by hominids, animals and tools, and also by date, from zero to 25 million years ago.
The sleek website, with partners like National Geographic and the National Museums of Kenya, makes it easy to download or share 3-D scans, and each item even comes with a discovery backstory and Google map pinpointing exactly where it was found.

Cool China Plastic Molding images

Cool China Plastic Molding images

Some cool china plastic molding images:

“Book city”
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Image by ttstam
one of the few bookstores in Shenzhen. This one specializes in design and engineering books. The entire lower floor is dedicated to engineering books, from CAD/CAM, plastic design, product design, mold design, to obscure tomes on implimenting TCP/IP on an atmel microprocessor.

Most books are US to … more than reasonable. I have to start learning how to read simplified Chinese.

And you wonder why China is closing the technological gap with the US so quickly…

dining_room_01
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Image by markomni
This is our new dining room set. There is still plastic wrap on the china cabinet’s hardware, and I still need to install the crown molding, but otherwise the dining room is setup as we would normally have it.

Looking for the Best Plastic Injection Molding Companies in China

Looking for the Best Plastic Injection Molding Companies in China

Plastic injection molding is one of the most commonly used methods for mass producing plastic components. The process involves putting plastic material into a heated barrel. The material is then mixed and led into a mold cavity, where it is shaped and hardened into the final product. Compared to other plastic processing and manufacturing methods, plastic injection molding has more advantages and benefits.

If you want your plastic parts to be manufactured in China, it is important to find a company that is efficient and reliable. The best plastic injection molding companies in China have already been in business for no less than 10 years, and they are able to provide their clients the best solution in the most economic way. A great company has in-depth knowledge of every plastic, including ABS, PET, PS, PP, PC, PMMA. Furthermore, it provides a host of other services such as blow, vacuum, rubber, rotational, and metal molding.

The company should be able to ensure excellent molding result with the help of excellent tooling and good injection molding. Look for a company that has professional settings of injection machine, constantly monitors and checks quality, and makes sure that the parts are well-trimmed and properly packed.

The best manufacturers have built a solid reputation for high quality results. They have the experience,the expert knowledge, and the connections that enable them to do their jobs excellently. You can also expect the best plastic injection molding companies in China to have a chain of strict quality management. With pre and post measures, the company can shorten the cycle of the tooling and molding process, allowing you to have an edge in the market. Companies with staff members and workers who are professionally equipped with necessary skills and experience will best understand the requirements of you project. The knowledgeable staff will also help avoid problems from happening.

The best one-stop injection mold manufacturers already have experience in building moulds of the highest quality and for many domestic and international clients that belong to different industries. They also have hundreds of well-trained and dedicated workers, dozens of managers, and all the latest and most advanced machines. These companies work fast, too; in fact, they only need around 20 days of lead time from design to solid parts.

This article is written by James Wang, sales manager at Corelmould. Corelmould is a leading tooling and molding manufacturer in Chine since 2004. With over 120 machines and over 300 well trained staff, they offer high standard moulds, plastic molding and other molding services for clients internationally and domestically.
Ways to Find the Most Reputed Plastic Injection Moulding Companies in China

Ways to Find the Most Reputed Plastic Injection Moulding Companies in China

Plastic injection moulding has enabled manufacturing and production processes to go faster and made mass production of items highly plausible at a lower cost. To experience those benefits, businesses are encouraged to work only with reputable plastic injection moulding companies in China. Finding the right companies should not be challenging as long as you understand the Chinese plastic injection moulding industry, compare service providers, and take time to find feedback on their customer service and the quality of their products. Here are some tips to help you find and choose the best plastic injection moulding company in China:

* Verify the company’s experience in mould making – Narrow your selection of plastic injection moulding companies in China to include only those that have been in business for at least a decade. Their years of experience should be a good indicator of their commitment to the manufacturing industry and to serving their clients well, or they would not have lasted that long. Being in the business for that long should have enabled the plastic injection moulding company to make connections with a wide array of businesses from various industries, too.

* Find out what other customers think of their service and products – To gain confidence in the company’s reputation and years in the business, look up reviews and feedback about them. Ask for references and consider companies that have worked with well-known brands. For instance, one of the highly-rated plastic injection moulding companies in China has experience in producing parts for Canon, Volkswagen, Brother, Xiaomi, and Toyota.

* Find out how they work – Established and reputed plastic injection moulding companies in China follow a chain of stringent quality management standards to ensure high-quality products. Steps include pre- and post-measures, which help shorten the tooling and moulding processes. This way, the company is able to deliver results ahead of the deadline to keep you a step ahead of your competition. Consider the types of plastic injection moulding services they offer, too. Leading providers are well-appointed and employ highly skilled and trained specialists to conduct double-shot or over-mould, high precision, insert injection, gas-assisted injection moulding, and thin-wall injection moulding.

* Determine how you can get in touch with them – Make sure they have reliable professional sales and engineering teams, which you can easily contact for assistance and for inquiries.

This article is written by James Wang, sales manager at Corelmould. Corelmould is a leading tooling and moulding manufacturer in Chine since 2004. With over 120 machines and over 300 well trained staff, they offer high standard moulds, plastic moulding and other moulding services for clients internationally and domestically.

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Nice China Plastic Tooling Design photos

Nice China Plastic Tooling Design photos

A few nice china plastic tooling design images I found:

The Portable Atelier, Nyc.
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Image by atelier-ying
This is my camera bag that follows me everywhere, even inside my own home. I also toss it into the baby stroller.

Let’s take a tour starting clockwise from the upper left, shall we?

1. Turano iPad bag with 4 compartments and some dividers. I wish they made this in red or army green or clear smoky plastic.
2. metal drafting triangle, I did forget to include my elliptical and circle templates which I use.
I have a miniature engineer’s scale but there’s no real reason to use it for what I’m doing, my cameras designs stand without toppling over and there’s no standardized dimension of camera building materials to concern myself over. Actually, glue, tape, and architectural modeling supplies are my materials for the most part.
3. the Ricoh GRD3 is tuned for taking only baby photos. I treat it like a film camera; I don’t use the LCD at all, it’s got two settings for color or b&w, and I toss the used chips into a small plastic box. I will have to spend a week on the computer downloading and editing, maybe when my kids turn two years of age.
4. old-fashioned fan. I really use this. it feels so good in the hand, very practical. And good for fanning a restless baby in the stroller. I’d like to get a sandalwood one from HK.
5. Moleskine notebooks. The largest one fits in the Turano, amazingly. I have many sizes of these black notebooks. Actually, I have a red suitcase from my childhood full of nothing but notebooks.
6. Name seals and red ink paste.
7. Office date stamp
8. Muji measuring tape, in millimeters, you never know when you need to measure camera dimensions and distances.
9. Yellow tape, pencil sharpener (sandpaper works best, I find)
10. Coromega (the best Omega supplement and this brand causes no heartburn)
11. my quasi-conductor’s watch made from a complimentary Michael Kors sample attached to a 70’s key strap.
12. iphone and cover and 5mm kaweco lead holder, both in white and brass, my favorite color combo. I want a white and brass kit. Drawing with the Kaweco is a real pleasure. I upload all my drawings with the iphone, from anywhere.
13. Swiss Villiger Cigar box filled with clay scratchboard papers for drawings. I’d like to store an old-world gambling dice game, or a golf game in here too. Like the old Howzat game. I’m working on it.
14. Davidoff Primeros, the best small cigars I have ever had. There is a relic of St. Therese de Lisieux on top of the box. It’s a piece of her habit. It blesses all my efforts.
15. Micron Pen set (.005, .01, .08 sizes)
16. Muji ink refill in gel blue, wonderful scriber’s tool.
17. Namiki Fountain Pen with red ink cartridges. I wish they’d make a vermillion red ink. I can do all my drawings in red, I love the impact and color.
18. Delta La Dolce Vita Fountain pen with Fine nib. The opposite of the ink refill pen in size and feel.
19. HB lead holder
20. Promecha Super Pencil. A work of art in itself.
21. Macanudo Portofino tube with sandpaper for sharpening leads
22. Derwent Electric Eraser, one of my favorite tools, I cannot live without this when I am drawing.
23. Baby’s Rattle. This is one of the best baby pacifiers I know of. Always handy to quiet the little ones.

Buying Guide For Plastic Injection Molding

Such exciting benefits of injection molding have attracted many plastic products manufacturers. One question that crops up in the mind of a potential buyer is, “How much would the injection molding machinery cost?” The question is absolutely critical for designing budget; nevertheless it is difficult to answer. In actuality, the answer depends upon the application for which the buyer needs it along with multiple factors. Most of the buyers feel jockeyed whenever they purchase a plastic injection molding machine. Following are some questions that, if answered, help buyer while making the purchasing decision.

Which type of mold is needed?
A customized mold is expensive. The buyers ought to determine the final product’s design and shape. If the product’s shape is unique, then the buyers should go for a custom mold, else stick to a traditional one. The investments made on a customized mold are hefty as it is designed especially for the buyer.

What will be the price of the mold?
The answer related to the price of the mold is not static, rather depends on a series of factors. If the mold is custom, then the buyer should be prepared to shell out a big sum. However, with traditional mold, the price will not be that high as compared to a customized one. Some other questions whose answers help in determining the cost of a mold are:-
* What is the type of material used for making the mold?
* What will be the design of the mold?

What will be the cost borne by the manufacturer to mold a part or product?
This is the final and the most important question asked by every buyer. The criticality of this question is high as it helps in determining the total cost of the end product. The final cost at which the end product will be available to the buyer is subject to several factors such as:-

*The price at which mold is purchased
*The cost of raw plastic (thermostats) powder that is to be used
*Cost of molding a part (expressed as a machine hour rate that includes cost of machine, labor, overheads, etc.)

Selecting a plastic injection molding machine

While selecting the injection molding machinery, the buyer needs to ask himself/herself several questions such as:-

*What will be the volume of production?
*Is there any knowledge of which plastic resin will be used in the production?
*What will be the lifespan of the molded product?
*Will the product have any type of thermal, physical, chemical or appearance requirements?

While purchasing specific molds such as injection moulds for ASB Machines then Ashish Tools is the name to reckon with. Incorporated in 1990, the company has rich experience in offering a range of world-class mold products that includes PET Preform Mould, PET Blow Mould, Single Stage Moulds, and the like. The company caters to the most demanding of client’s requirements related to Mold manufacture in India. Any other details about the company can be found at – Ashishtools.

Ashish tools is one of the best Mold manufacture in India. The company focusing on the making quality goods Like injection moulds for ASB Machines.
What You Should Ask a Prospective Plastic Injection Molding Company

What You Should Ask a Prospective Plastic Injection Molding Company

Outsourcing plastic injection molding can make mass producing a product simpler and cost-effective for your business. Companies offering plastic injection molding services can handle hundreds or thousands of quantities of a single or multiple items and provide the right injection molding solution to suit your requirements. However, you need to consider examining the qualifications and experience of the company to make sure that you are hiring the right one. Here are things you should ask a prospective plastic injection molding company to evaluate their capabilities:

* Where are you based? – It is important to know where the company is located. If they are based abroad, like in China, make sure they are easy to contact by phone or online and that they can respond promptly to any inquiries. Consider a plastic injection molding company with professional sales and engineering teams that you can easily get in touch with.

* How long have you been in business? – Choose a company that has been tooling and molding for more than a decade. That way, you can trust their experience and flexibility in handling a wide array of projects for different kinds of clients. If they are expanding, find out when they started. Some of the best plastic injection molding companies have been expanding their business for over five years, and this enabled them to provide their services to more businesses around the world.

* What is your production capability? – Learn about their machines and production capabilities to determine if they can cater efficiently to your requirements. Larger and modern plastic injection molding machines can produce a lot of products faster. One of the leading service providers in China has built more than 4,000 sets of moldings for different industries.

* Who have you worked for in the past? – Leading plastic injection molding companies have a string of well-known clients, like Canon, Toyota, Brother, Huawei, P&G, and Volkswagen. Remember to ask for references and check with those previous clients to find out if they were satisfied overall with the service and quality of work.

* What kinds of plastics do you use? – Many different kinds of plastics are used in manufacturing, so there should be a specific type of plastic for a particular application. For instance, some plastics are designed for chemical containers, while others are food grade and safe for food preparation and storage. Hence, be sure to ask the types of plastic the prospective plastic injection molding company will use for your product. Verify that it is safe and practical for your intended application.

This article is written by James Wang, sales manager at Corelmould. Corelmould is a leading tooling and moulding manufacturer in Chine since 2004. With over 120 machines and over 300 well trained staff, they offer high standard moulds, plastic moulding and other moulding services for clients internationally and domestically.
What Is Injection Molded Plastic?

What Is Injection Molded Plastic?

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by wbaiv

The world has come along way in modern times and injection molded plastic is something that we come across in our everyday lives on a regular basis with out understanding too much about it. Earlier than injection molded plastic issues had to be constructed to the specified form or solid materials had to be minimize to form the required shape. Injection molded plastic changed that, as an alternative of forming a form from a strong block or building it up from supplies, it can create products by injecting them into a mold of the form required.

You discover injection molded plastic all over the place on this planet round you, from just plain previous bottle caps to your toothbrush. It is all over the place. There are numerous advantages associated with using injection molded plastic together with weight, price to fabricate and the freedom that can be applied to the design.

As a result of nature of injection molded plastic a lot of varieties and shapes that are not possible with different materials can be formed quite easily in the injection molding procedure. Injection molded plastic is shaped in a mould produced from metal, this mold is predicated on the original design of the product being manufactured. Plastic pellets are then melted at a excessive temperature and injected into the mould to kind the completed product.

The strength of injection molded plastic is determined by the thickness of the walls of the plastic, which can vary, relying on what stresses the product might be under. The walls of the injection molded plastic may additionally be reinforced with ribs. These reinforcing ribs will provide more energy to the walls. In case your design calls for holes to cross by way of the plastic this may severely have an effect on the strength of the product and care should be taken to ensure you don’t have pointless wholes making the molded plastic weak.

Injection molded plastic is a superb invention of the modern world and brings us many benefits. It is incredibly low-cost, which permits many products to be manufactured at low costs to the consumer. There are various considerations that injection molded plastic is bad for the surroundings. Nonetheless as technology progresses increasingly methods are being found to recycle or re-use injection molded plastic in many ways. In the future we may also see biodegradable goods that are made from injection molded plastic.

Injection molded plastic is a very important part of the recent world and you will discover it in all places, more and more cars nowadays even have total bumpers that have been fashioned from injection molded plastic. It will also be very sturdy and low upkeep when in comparison with another elements like wood. Natural materials like wood are vulnerable to things like rot if remaining damp for lengthy periods of time. This means in lots of purposes throughout your daily life injection molded plastic is a significantly better alternative as a material as it would last more and in lots of cases is far safer.

To find out more relevant info on injection molded plastic , the best you can do is to visit Marc Wallcot’s project site on injection molded plastics to get the latest news, compare offers, read reviews, learn all the facts and find out where to shop.

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