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Combination of Composite Materials in Design

Foam Core Inserts

For plastic molding projects, the quality and performance of a finished product start with its design. Several molding processes, like Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), are ideal for accommodating molded-in components that can improve both part quality and performance. Incorporating these composite materials can improve structural integrity or reduce secondary operations…. Read more »

Video: Amazing Impact Resistance of pDCPD Plastic

Polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) is a highly engineered thermoset polymer with exceptional physical properties including chemical and corrosion resistance, impact strength, stiffness, and heat resistance. Perfect for rough and demanding environments, pDCPD is used in thousands of applications where large, strong, and aesthetically-pleasing parts are required. The design freedom of pDCPD has virtually no limitation on part… Read more »

Video: Physical Properties of RIM Thermosetting Plastics

Reaction Injection Molded (RIM) components feature a combination of unique physical properties not found in thermoplastics or metal. Incredible impact and corrosion resistance makes RIM-molded thermosetting resins like polyurethane and polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) an excellent choice for original equipment manufacturer’s (OEMs) whose equipment must withstand harsh conditions. RIM plastics excel in high temperature, highly corrosive, and… Read more »

Special COVID-19 Message from Osborne

Dear Customers, Suppliers, and Employee-Owners, The novel Coronavirus, better known as COVID-19, has become a household word. Although we do not fully understand its future within our company nor the economy, we do understand and support those that are battling the virus on the front lines. Osborne is working to keep its business safe and… Read more »

How a Plastic Parts Manufacturer Integrates Components Into a Molded Design

Foam Core Inserts

One of the advantages of custom plastic molding is the ability to easily accommodate molded-in components. From brackets or threaded inserts to attach molded plastic parts to finished equipment or cores to add structural integrity to a part, the RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) and RIM (Reaction Injection Molding) processes are well suited for molded-in components.

A Guide to Fiber Reinforced Polymer Molding

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite with pre-molded reinforcing core - pigmented resin parts | Custom Thermoset Molding | Custom Plastic Molding

Molded thermoset plastic products offer numerous advantages over other plastic molding processes, including outstanding structural rigidity and strength and lower tooling costs. The molding process is crucial to reap the rewards of these advantages, but the properties of the materials used, like fiber-reinforced polymers or fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP), are what make these finished parts a… Read more »

Thermosetting Plastic vs Thermoplastic Applications

Thermosetting Plastic Parts

Comprehending the difference between thermoset vs thermoplastics, and which applications are suitable for each type, is often confused. Though thermoplastics and thermosets may seem similar, they actually have very different properties, and thus, industry applications. The differences between these two polymers are significant enough that understanding the behavior of each can ultimately help improve product… Read more »

Plastic Design Guidelines for pDCPD

RIM Diagram

Plastic design guidelines are crucial for polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) molding because they allow for easier part moldability, reduce overall production time, and help to ensure the quality of a final product. We’ve outlined some fundamental guidelines you’ll want to consider when preparing pDCPD parts for reaction injection molding.

RTM and RIM Material Selection for Industry Applications

Reaction Injection Molding Process

Custom thermoset molding services range across a variety of industries, each with a unique set of materials and part specifications. Both the resin transfer molding (RTM) process and reaction injection molding (RIM) process offer specific capabilities that can be applied to virtually any project depending on the manufacturing needs, and they are often customized based… Read more »

Custom Injection Molding: Rewards of Metal to Plastic Conversion

Custom plastic molding and die-cast molding have been compared for decades. When it comes down to a side-by-side comparison, companies that convert from metal to plastic experience many benefits from the transition. Plastic components are superior to metal in more ways than one, including strength and impact resistance, weight, and design flexibility. We break down… Read more »