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Exothermic Molding, Inc. Manufacturing Manager Wins Next-Generation Leadership Award.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Caonabo Delgado represents the new face of manufacturing management in the United States as he captures award given as part of the New Jersey Manufacturing Awards 2014 celebration. Kenilworth, New Jersey – October-2014 Caonabo Delgado, Manufacturing Manager for Reaction Injection Molding Company, Exothermic Molding, was awarded the Next-Generation Leadership Award by NJBIZ for Read More »

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RIM Molding vs. Urethane Casting (Rubber Molds)

Both Reaction Injection Molding and Urethane Casting offer a good deal of design freedom, including the ability to mold-in features and encapsulate materials.  They differ in the fact that only RIM allows for part design with significant wall thickness variations—typically from .125″ to 1.125″ in the same part. RIM as well as urethane casting can be used to Read More »

Reaction Injection Molding vs. Aluminum Casting. Very large, light-weight, low-cost parts without the design limitations.

Continuing our exploration of the right molding process for part design (“Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design”), this blog entry considers RIM Molding vs. Aluminum Casting. Many features in aluminum casting can be made in the cast, but critical features must be machined as a secondary operation. RIM allows these features to be molded Read More »

Reaction Injection Molding vs. Sheet Metal. Sheet metal may be a low cost option, but what are you willing to sacrifice?

Continuing our exploration of the right molding process for part design (“Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design”), this blog entry considers RIM Molding vs.Sheet Metal Sheet metal is a very low cost option for part production, but with this process you sacrifice many design features and often add piece counts to final assembly. RIM Read More »

Reaction Injection Molding vs. Fiberglass. Reinforced RIM can offer the same advantages with less labor for a lower unit cost.

Continuing our exploration of the right molding process for part design (“Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design”), this blog entry considers RIM Molding vs. Fiberglass. While fiberglass can be used to produce very large, stiff parts, reinforced RIM parts can offer the same advantages with less labor for a lower unit cost. Traditional fiberglass Read More »

RIM Molding Surpasses Thermoforming With Multiple Benefits

Continuing our exploration of the right molding process for part design (“Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design”), this blog entry considers RIM Molding vs. Thermoform Molding Both of these processes are valuable for producing large-sized parts, but the design flexibility of RIM molding will make it a better choice for complex parts. Since Read More »

RIM Molding Vs. Structural Foam Molding. Are the design considerations different, or is it just a matter of cost?

Continuing our exploration of the right molding process for part design (“Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design”), this blog entry considers RIM Molding vs. Structural Foam Molding. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) is a low cost tooling process geared towards high quality Polyurethane and Urethane plastic parts with Class A surfaces. RIM Tooling especially Read More »

RIM Molding. Thermoplastic Injection Molding. Which is the best way to go?

Reaction Injection Molding, or RIM, can be a great alternative to achieve the mainstream look of molded parts without the high tooling costs or volumes needed for typical thermoplastic parts. Both processes allow incorporation of many features into a mold, but only RIM gives the designer flexibility to produce parts with significant wall thickness variations—typically Read More »

Comparing RIM with Other Molding Processes

The chart published as part of our white paper, “Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design” at  http://www.exothermic.com/download-process-comp.aspx, shows RIM Molding features compared  to other popular process options based on design capabilities, appropriateness for particular applications, and cost factors. When you review the chart, it is evident that RIM Molding can offer many cost advantages and invaluable design Read More »

Looking For A Process That Satisfies Complexity, Cost, And Timing Issues? Here’s A Solution For Design Freedom.

Molding Plastics?  Thinking Of Moving Beyond Sheet Metal? The unique plastics process of Reaction Injection Molding technology, or RIM Molding, can offer great flexibility compared to traditional methods of molding parts. Many designers will find the RIM process to be a viable alternative to satisfy complexity, cost, and timing issues.  (www.exothermic.com) The Reaction Injection Molding Read More »

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