Ordering injection molded parts from a bad supplier is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Some frustrations we've been hearing from customers about other injection molders they've worked with include receiving a mix of faulty parts, runners, and other "junk" in their box of parts.Read More
In honor of Memorial Day, The Engineering Resource Center will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2019. Fortunately, that doesn't mean we have to press pause on manufacturing. We practice "lights out" manufacturing so that even on long weekends and holidays such as this, current part orders are not delayed. Our customers get cheaper part prices due to lack of labor costs as well as consistent quality control thanks to our RJG technology. And our employees get to enjoy some well-earned time off without worrying about getting parts shipped on time. It's a win-win for everybody!Read More
The ERC is proud to reveal the latest addition to our shop: a brand new 200 ton press! Until now, our 55 ton press limited us to smaller molds and smaller parts. To keep up with the needs of our growing customer base, we decided to invest in machinery that would allow us to make the larger parts that we previously weren't able to accommodate. With this new press, we can manufacture larger prototypes and facilitate more short-run production than ever before.Read More
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Manufacturers of small engine and automotive parts often face a challenge when trying to find an affordable way to manufacture their service parts. "Buy more, save more" is the norm in manufacturing. While this helps offset the cost of manufacturing millions of parts, those who only need to manufacture a few thousand replacement parts for their service department end up paying high part prices. So how do you get around paying more for less?Read More
From the very beginning, our niche at The ERC has been our ability to mold precise plastic prototype parts to the exact design specifications and with the exact material choice our customers desire. In the past 5 years since launching our company, our engineers have taken on the challenge of developing parts in a variety of industries ranging from industrial to consumer products. Take a look at some of the top markets we've served throughout the years.Read More
Internal threads are commonly found on plastic parts that screw together, such as bottle caps, drinkware lids and plastic hardware. Due to the delicate nature of threads, molding these parts requires a slightly different approach than your average plastic part. An unscrewing core must be incorporated in the tool in order to eject them from the mold without damaging the threads.
Meet our newest Journeyman Toolmaker, Aaron Below!
Degree: Tool and Die (CNC) Technical Diploma, May 2013; Journeyman's Card (August 2018)
Experience: Aaron completed his apprenticeship while working at Supreme Tool and Die and Wirth Tool and Die before obtaining his Journeyman's card last August.Read More
If you have an existing plastic part but no CAD model, you're not out of luck. The Engineering Resource Center offers reverse engineering services to recreate molds for even the most complex parts.Read More