ALTEK Manufacturing Events Mar 31, 2014

Just One Week Left Until AmCon 2014 Design and Contract Manufacturing Expo

We’re just one week away from one of our favorite events for the year, the AmCon Design and Contract Manufacturing Expo--this year the show kicks off April 9 in Bellevue, Washington and runs through the end of the week.


Plastic Injection Molding Nov 18, 2013

Over Molding vs. Insert Molding: Get Help Deciding Which is Right for Your Project

Today overmolding and its counterpart, insert injection molding, have in large part erased these additional requirements, making it easier, faster, and cheaper to complete finished complex finished products.

Plastic Injection Molding Oct 16, 2013

Not Just for Aerospace Anymore: PEEK Injection Molding

The injection molding thermoplastic Polyetheretherketone, or as most know it PEEK, has been used in Aerospace applications for many years now based on its high degree of flexibility and ability to withstand harsh environments. Today, many other industries including Medical and Industrial manufacturers are starting to catch on to some of the surprising benefits.

Plastic Injection Molding Sep 30, 2013

Successful Injection Molding Begins with Materials Selection

Materials selection is one of the very first decisions you will need to make for any new plastic injection molding project. Whether you are injection molding Aerospace parts or components that will need to withstand a tough environment in the skies, or the complex design of a new medical device, materials selection will play a large role in the ultimate success of your project.


Plastic Injection Molding Jul 18, 2013

Do You Really Need an Injection Mold Design Engineering Review?

For many, adhering to best practices and informal knowledge sharing is enough when it comes to turning injection mold designs into plastic injection molded parts. So why go the extra mile with an injection mold design review that can increase project starting time? Here, we'll explain the ins and outs of ALTEK's injection mold design engineering review.

Plastic Injection Molding Jul 12, 2013

Flex Your Product Design Muscles With Overmolding for Injection Molding

Overmolding is a process that can help you create new product designs that are more flexible and more helpful to product users. Learn more about this helpful plastic injection molding process and find out how you can reap the benefits of overmolding for your medical product designs, Aerospace equipment and consumer products.

Aerospace Manufacturing Jun 10, 2013

Aerospace Injection Molding at ALTEK Focuses on Reduced Order Volume

ALTEK Manufacturing specializes in Aerospace manufacturing services that include, in addition to precision machining, injection molding that focuses on designing and manufacturing close tolerance parts with integrated supply chain management capabilities.

contract manufacturing May 09, 2013

5 Reasons Why Design for Manufacturability Matters

Design for Manufacturing is a simple concept, but not everyone understands just what makes it such a crucial process during the engineering phase of a project. Here, find our top 5 reasons Design for Manufacture matters, and what you'll need to consider when starting your next manufacturing project.

Plastic Injection Molding Feb 11, 2013

Plastic Injection Mold Design Tips: Uniform Wall Thickness

Plastic injection molding is a highly versatile manufacturing process, but it does require unique considerations during injection mold design and production. Many of these challenges can be overcome during the plastic injection mold design process. Key factors an injection mold design must take into consideration include material selection, injection mold gate placement, and wall thickness and uniformity. Here, we discuss a few tips that will help you design parts that avoid stress that can cause warping and cracking as well as maintaining an attractive finish without the threat of sinkage.

Plastic Injection Molding Jan 25, 2013

Insert Injection Molding Reduces Cost While Improving Product Reliability

We all want the best of both worlds: products that are strong and reliable... and also keep within sometimes tight budgets. Insert injection molding services offered by ALTEK Manufacturing can help you do just that. Insert injection molding is an overmolding process used at ALTEK to combine more than one part into one final composite part or finished product. During the process, an "insert" is placed into an insert molding machine that then injects melted plastic to fill in around the insert.

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