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The Prototyping Blog

the prototyping blog

Wall Thickness Guidelines For Injection Molded Parts

RJG: What Is It Good For?

Is High Quality, Low Cost Always Too Good To Be True?

A History of The Engineering Resource Center

Calculate Your Prototype Cost

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FAQ: "What Is The Maximum Part Size The ERC Can Run?"

Trade Show: Atlantic Design & Manufacturing (June 11-13th)

Sick Of Receiving "Other Stuff" With Your Parts?

"Lights Out" For Memorial Day

Introducing Our NEW 200 Ton Injection Molding Press!

Get FREE Passes to Atlantic Design & Manufacturing in New York City!

A Cheaper Way To Manufacture Plastic Service Parts

Plastic Prototypes For Every Market

NEW Automatic Unscrewing Mold For Internally Threaded Parts

Meet Our Newest Toolmaker, Aaron Below!

No CAD Model? No Problem!

Tips For Attending Plastics Industry Trade Shows

Plastics Industry Trade Shows Worth Attending

Everything You Need To Know About Converting Metal Parts To Plastic

Don't Settle For A Cheap {Prototyping} Partner

A Beginner's Guide To Plastic Prototyping

Your Guide To Designing Perfect Plastic Parts

Ordering A Prototype: A 5 Step Process

Why Plastic Prototypes Are An Important Part Of Your World

Molding A Plastic Snowman Cookie Cutter

Ringing In The The New Year With New Ideas

New Year, New Prototype Supplier?

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Ideas For Everyone On Your List

So, You Need A "Pro-do-type"?

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark...

Dodging Hurricane Michael at Design-2-Part

It's All About The Mojo

UW-Milwaukee Engineering Industry Expo

October Events: Design-2-Part in Raleigh, NC

Timing Is Everything

Meet Our New Toolmaker, Fritz Dowe!

Injection Mold Buying Guide [Infographic]

Benefits of Manufacturing Prototypes, Tooling & Production Parts Under One Roof

Choosing Prototype And Production Suppliers Can Be Quite Easy

Defining "Low Volume" Production Quantities For Plastic Injection Molding

Engineers, You're Not Alone...

How To Get Offshore Pricing on Made-In-USA Injection Molds

Eliminate Design Flaws By Buying Prototype & Production Tooling From One Supplier

Find Solutions To Your Manufacturing Problems At Design 2 Part In Chicago!

5 Ways A Functional Plastic Prototype Can Help Your Product Launch

A Guide To Our Modular Tooling System

Is Expensive Injection Mold Tooling Derailing Your Projects? Try This Low Cost Alternative

Hidden Costs of Purchasing Injection Mold Tooling Overseas

Meet Our Newest Engineer, Austen Ballmann!

An Emphasis on Automation & Talent in 2018

How It's Made: CNC Machining A Bowling Trophy

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Our Staff

Bring Manufacturing Home For The Holidays

Avoid The Holiday Rush! An Engineer's Guide To A Stress-Free Holiday Season

Case Study: Using Inexpensive Low Volume Production As Manufacturing Recall Solution

What To Consider When Comparing Prototype Quotes (Other Than The Numbers)

Virtual Engineer: Engineering Guidance Without The Investment

A Golf Simulator At The Office? Unveiling the ERC's Innovation Room

Low Volume Production Is More Affordable Than You Think

Sometimes It Takes Two

Happy 4th of July From The ERC!

Prototypes As A Marketing Tool: A Great Way To Win Customers

The Reality of 3D Printed Prototypes

The Easiest Way To Select Materials For Your Product

How To Turn Your Invention Idea Into A Product That Sells (Part 2)

How To Turn Your Invention Idea Into A Product That Sells (Part 1)

Need A Prototype Fast? The Time To Move Is Now...

Top 5 Online Resources To Guide You Through Your Next Prototype Build

Low Volume Production Tool VS. Full Production Tool [INFOGRAPHIC]

Optimize Your Prototype Build With Our Modular Tooling System

Struggling To Afford Injection Mold Tooling For Low Volume Projects?

Metal To Plastic Conversions: Cut Costs, Not Quality

How To Get An Affordable Part Price On Low Volume Production Quantities

The ERC: A Personal Touch

The REAL Cost Of Buying Cheap Prototypes

So You Need A Prototype?

The ERC is excited to welcome Molly to the team!

Mapp Benchmarking Conference Was a Success!

Advantages of Process Control

Change Your Mind? Have no Fear!

Defining Plastic Injection Molding Key Terms

Engineers are Annoying

The ERC Official Conference Sponsor with MAPP

Turn Your Prototype into a Bridge

Engineers A La Carte- The ERC's New Virtual Engineer Service

Why the Engineering Resource Center Sticks With Steel

Go All The Way With The ERC (Low Volume Capable)

ERC Injection Molding Multiple Material Strategy

How Does The ERC Decrease Time To Market?

New Online Plastic Prototyping Pricing Tool

ERC Personal Engineering Support- We’ve Seen It All

New Machine Increases Plastic Prototype & Production Efficiencies for ERC

Saving Pennies Now on Plastic Prototypes Could Cost Dollars Later

Engineering Resource Center Toolmaker Spotlight: Dylan Edeler

6 Reasons Plastics Technology & Engineering Students Will Love Their Future Jobs

Start the Plastic Prototype Development Process with 4 Key Considerations

PCI & The Engineering Resource Center Open Doors For MAPP Members

8 Tips For Selecting The Best Plastic Prototyping Partner

5 Plastic Prototype Design Variables That Affect Lead Time & Cost

One Mold With Multiple Designs Can Speed Plastic Prototype Process For Manufacturers

4 Reasons Quality Plastic Prototypes Are Worth Waiting For

How We Used Reverse Engineering To Recreate A 50-Year-Old Part

3D Printing: The Future of Plastic Prototyping Or Simply A Fad?

3 Key Trends In Plastic Prototyping

3 Reasons Plastic Prototypes Are An Essential Part Of Your Next Trade Show

3 Reasons Why a Cheap Prototype Is A Bad Prototype

Need a Tweak? 3 Reasons Not To Worry About Prototype Mold Design Changes

4 Reasons To Keep Design Intent In Mind When Designing A Prototype

5 Tips for Making Your Next Prototype Design Project Easier & Faster

7 Guidelines Every Design Engineer Needs to Know for Pilot Prototyping

6 Reasons Smart Companies Keep Prototyping and Production Under One Roof