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Troubleshooting Guide: Part 1 – The 5 most common problems when injection moulding

Added: Tue, 09 Apr 2019   - Articles
When plastic injection moulding, high levels of technical expertise and attention to detail are vital to prevent avoidable mistakes. At CJ Tool and Mouldings we offer our own unique ‘innovation filter’ which is built and incorporated into each project, at no additional charge to the cust...
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Quality Standards at CJ Tool and Mouldings

Added: Tue, 26 Mar 2019   - Articles
CJ Tool and Mouldings are fully accredited for plastic injection moulding with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. This is defined with the below statement;   “The manufacture and assembly of thermoplastic injection mouldings and fabricated metals.”   We&...
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Why is plastic injection moulding reshoring to the UK?

Added: Wed, 20 Mar 2019   - Articles
Plastic injection moulding is currently experiencing a resurgence, reshoring back to the UK. This reshoring trend is not exclusive to the plastic injection moulding industry, a recent study has published that around half of businesses in the UK have actively re-shored part of their operations or hav...
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Injection Moulding’s advantages and disadvantages

Added: Wed, 20 Feb 2019   - Articles
injection mouldingInjection Moulding’s advantages and disadvantages Firstly, it’s important to identify that plastic injection moulding is a manufacturing process used to achieve a high production rate of identical parts. This requires an injection moulding machine, raw plastic material and an injection...
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What is Injection Moulding?

Added: Wed, 20 Feb 2019   - Articles
injection mouldingCJ Tool and Mouldings provide a technique in which plastic products are manufactured. This is known as plastic injection moulding, a process that involves design, tooling, moulding and assembly. With those processes in mind, creating the finishing product also includes clamping, injection, dwelling,...
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What is plastic injection moulding and why should I use it?

Added: Thu, 31 Jan 2019   - Articles
What is plastic injection moulding and why should I use it?  Plastic injection moulding is a modern manufacturing process which is most commonly used to mass-produce large volumes of identical parts in succession. This is the process of plastic injection moulding and the journey it takes from ...
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The History of Plastic Moulding

Added: Tue, 15 Jan 2019   - Articles
imgAs a plastic moulding company, CJ Tool and Mouldings are fascinated by the history and evolution of the processes used in modern day production. Plastic moulding has expanded the boundaries of modern invention and design, we therefore have produced a short article on the history. In 1868, a British...
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Injection Moulding (a short history)

Added: Tue, 27 Nov 2018   - Articles
history of plastic injection mouldingCJ Tool and Mouldings supply plastic injection moulding throughout the UK and worldwide markets, because we love the industry so much we’ve dedicated this article to the history of injection moulding. Plastic injection moulding has expanded the boundaries of modern invention and design however...
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Our Plastic Injection Moulding Service

Added: Tue, 13 Nov 2018   - Articles
CJ Tool and Mouldings are a plastic injection moulding manufacturer which are centrally based in the UK; delivering premier quality plastic products. In this article, we’ll be running through our services and how they will benefit you.   Design: The design process is a key aspect withi...
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5 Top tips when designing for Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 30 Oct 2018   - Articles
Plastic injection moulding is one of the most commonly used processes of manufacturing plastic parts. Due to its versatility, plastic injection moulding is chosen for many types of products, however certain design aspects can still get overlooked. We’ve therefore produced 5 top tips for when i...
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Why our Innovation Filter makes us Different

Added: Tue, 23 Oct 2018   - Articles
CJ Tool and Mouldings are proud injection moulding suppliers based within the UK. We pride ourselves on our customer centred, personal approach, always aiming to help our customers get the most out of their injection moulding experience.   We’re based in the West Midlands and supply pla...
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 09 Oct 2018   - Articles
Injection Moulding is a commonly used manufacturing process whereby identical parts are produced in high volumes by injection material into a closed mould. Through using a variety of materials, a design will be produced to facilitate the moulding process.   To help firstly understand the proc...
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Is Injection Moulding Right for You?

Added: Tue, 25 Sep 2018   - Articles
  Do you have an existing tool? If you already have a tool, then get in touch and we can quote for you. If you do not yet have a tool, there are several questions you must ask yourself: Do you have sufficient budget to have the tool made? It can cost anywhere between £3,000 and &pou...
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Injection Moulding Company UK

Added: Tue, 18 Sep 2018   - Articles
We provide plastic injection moulding, centrally based in the UK, manufacturing plastic components. Our primary focus is our customers and our personal approach sees us build lasting partnerships. Our full range of plastic injection moulding services within the UK include; design, tooling,...
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Reshoring - UK Evolution of reshoring in the plastics industry heading to CJ

Added: Tue, 11 Sep 2018   - Articles
Challenge UK Manufacturing is currently going through a restoration of reshoring to the United Kingdom. At C J Tool and Mouldings we are very proud of what we are able to offer businesses across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world from our site in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. We pride o...
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5 Advantages of Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 04 Sep 2018   - Articles
Plastic Injection moulding is a popular way of producing plastic products because the method is extremely flexible. Here are 5 core advantages of using plastic injection moulding: Fast production & Great Efficiency By using plastic injection moulding you can produce huge numbers of parts ...
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Quality Standards for Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 28 Aug 2018   - Articles
Here at CJ Tool and Mouldings we hold quality standards at the forefront of our plastic injection moulding process, from the design of a product through to the packaging and shipping.  The approach to the quality of the plastic injection moulding process is thorough and carefully monitored. Th...
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Injection Moulding Company UK

Added: Tue, 21 Aug 2018   - Articles
CJ Tool and Mouldings are an Injection Moulding Company based in the UK and are centrally located to provide design, tooling, moulding and assembly services to customers across the UK and worldwide.  The UK injection moulding company, CJ Tool and Mouldings offer a customer centred approach to ...
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Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 07 Aug 2018   - Articles
  What Is Plastic Injection Moulding?   Plastic injection moulding is a fast process in which we are able to produce a high amount of identical items, this can range from disposable consumer goods to highly precision engineering components.   The flexibility in size and shape pos...
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Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 24 Jul 2018   - Articles
Injection moulding is a process that is widely used and counts for a significant proportion of all plastic products in the UK. There are several processes of moulding plastic into usable shapes, each have their own benefits and need specific and well executed skill. Fundamentally, you’ll find...
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Plastic Injection Moulding new

Added: Tue, 17 Jul 2018   - Articles
What is Plastic Injection Moulding?  Plastic injection Moulding is a key process for building plastic parts and is a quick process used to produce high volumes of identical items, these range from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods.  There are multiple pro...
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 26 Jun 2018   - Articles

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The most common moulding issues and how to solve them:

Added: Tue, 12 Jun 2018   - Articles
people product partnershipWhen looking at common moulding issues, there are generally four main areas in which plastic injection moulded parts can become poor in quality. These four areas are; part design, tool design, process set up and material quality. Mouldability of a part is dictated by part design. It’s importa...
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Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 22 May 2018   - Articles
Plastic,Injection,Moulding,WestMidlands,UKIn the UK, plastic injection moulding is the main process for manufacturing plastic parts. The process of plastic moulding is fast and ideal for producing large numbers of identical plastic goods.   There are several plastic injection moulding processes, each method presents individual benefi...
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How To Design Plastic Parts For Assembly

Added: Thu, 10 May 2018   - Articles
It’s important to always design efficiently in order to save time and money. Therefore, you want to avoid designing parts that need assembling. You should also try and reduce the amount of parts needed. Below is a list of considerations to make whilst producing cost effective products.  ...
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Plastic Injection Moulding Jargon Buster

Added: Tue, 24 Apr 2018   - Articles
There is a wide range of injection moulding knowledge and experience that often comes with its own language. Therefore, we feel it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the main terms used in plastic injection moulding.   Below is our jargon buster, which explains some of the most commo...
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Designing for Mouldability: what you need to know

Added: Tue, 10 Apr 2018   - Articles
Designing plastic parts for mouldability has become very beneficial during rapid injection moulding, despite it commonly being used for traditional injection moulding. This ensures that speed and quality remain constant during manufacturing.    What Is Rapid Injection Moulding?   ...
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Design Essentials for Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 27 Mar 2018   - Articles
Before any type of production begins, it’s important to consider the design elements of a part. Through doing so, you may improve the moulding, reduce costs and limit the chances of production issues. Draft To achieve a properly designed injection moulding part, you need to apply draft to y...
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10 Top tips when designing for plastic injection moulding

Added: Wed, 21 Mar 2018   - Articles
When using injection moulding to create plastic parts, you gain great scalability and design flexibility to produce parts of all complexities. There is great uniformity of plastic parts when produced by injection moulding that sees hundreds or millions of identical parts produced to the same specifi...
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Our Design & Prototyping Services – What makes us different

Added: Tue, 20 Mar 2018   - Articles
The design phase for plastic moulding is essential to the success of any plastic product manufactured in the UK. Our experienced, in-house designers will not compromise on quality to meet design requirements, but will help guide and advise during this crucial phase Plastic moulding in the UK begins...
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5 Ways to save money on your next plastic injection moulding project

Added: Tue, 13 Mar 2018   - Articles
Plastic injection moulding is the way forward when trying to produce high quality, cost effective plastic products. There are still multiple methods to help save even more money on your next project:   Consider minimising materials – You can use features such as ribs and gussets to cr...
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Injection Moulding Company UK

Added: Tue, 27 Feb 2018   - Articles
CJ Tool & Mouldings is an UK injection moulding company, based in the West Midlands. Offering a total solution for customers seeking an injection moulder, our services include design, tooling, moulding and assembly. We also offer added value services such as our innovation filter and our unique ...
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Plastic Injection Moulding UK

Added: Tue, 20 Feb 2018   - Articles
CJ Tool and Mouldings are a long-established plastic injection moulding manufacturer in the West Midlands. We strive to use our advanced experience to offer a customer centred personal approach, providing high quality and professional plastic moulding services within the UK.   There are many ...
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Plastic Products West Midlands

Added: Tue, 13 Feb 2018   - Articles
Based in the West Midlands and supplying plastic products throughout the UK and global markets. CJ Tool and Mouldings combine innovative technology with an experienced and passionate in-house team   CJ Tool & Mouldings was first established in 2007 and remains in the West Midlands today. ...
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The Future of Plastic Packaging

Added: Tue, 06 Feb 2018   - Articles
The demands of modern consumers are continually growing and changing, meaning it’s important that the plastic packaging industry does so as well. This means that many companies will revisit and adjust their plastic packaging strategies to suit the demands of the future. The millennials are se...
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Manufactures predicted to see growth in 2017 – was this the case?

Added: Tue, 23 Jan 2018   - Articles
A survey of 1,300 firms carried out by Company Check throughout November and December, found that over 70% of companies predict a high increase in turnover over the next 12 months.   When the survey questioned these companies about Brexit, over a third said that the vote to leave already had ...
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Plans to tackle plastic waste in 2018

Added: Tue, 16 Jan 2018   - Articles
Fraunhofer Institute and Unilever have joined forces to develop an innovative, new technology called CreaSolv Process, that will work to help combat the single use plastic sachets that are thrown away every year globally.   CreaSolv Process was inspired by the revolution used to recycle telev...
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The significance of plastic in today’s society

Added: Tue, 09 Jan 2018   - Articles
“The plastics industry is one of the major strengths of the UK manufacturing sector.” – David Hall, President British Plastics Federation. Plastic is a material that many industries rely on in today’s society, some of these industries include automotive and aerospace. Of cou...
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The end of 2017 saw a boom for British manufacturing

Added: Tue, 02 Jan 2018   - Articles
The UKs manufacturing sector was set to grow as its fastest pace since 2014, which is a dramatic boost for the economy amongst the expected exit from the EU. Many UK plastic manufacturing businesses have reported buoyant orders from North America, Asia and Europe in the latest quarterly survey by t...
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The Benefits of Replacing Metal Manufacturing with Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Wed, 06 Dec 2017   - Articles
The conversion of metal to plastic began in the 1950s when engineering grade resins were created. However, many manufactures were unaware of engineering grade resins and the advantages of this extremely versatile production method.   Over the years, many developments have taken place in produ...
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Why C J Tool and Mouldings?

Added: Wed, 29 Nov 2017   - Articles
Why C J Tool and Mouldings?  Case Study So why are CJ Tool and Mouldings different to any other injection moulding company? If you have a new product concept why should you choose to come to us? What can we offer that other injection moulders cannot? C J Tool and Mouldings have a base founda...
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Design for Plastic Injection Moudling

Added: Tue, 28 Nov 2017   - Articles
C J Tool and Mouldings aim to stand out from the crowd in the plastic injection moulding industry. More than 30 years’ experience in product design gives us an unrivalled degree of flexibility, creativity and expertise. Our ability to put clients’ product design needs first and go above...
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The Importance of Plastics in the Modern Day

Added: Tue, 21 Nov 2017   - Articles
In 1967, plastics implied a sterile, factory driven environment that produced mass amounts of plastics. Fast forward to the modern day and now plastics are used for a selection of our enjoyments and luxuries. Modern life would be a struggle without the production of plastics manufacturing and develo...
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Growth Forecasts For Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 14 Nov 2017   - Articles
High performance plastics have grown at a high annual rate during the course of 2017. This sudden growth within the plastic injection moulding industry was anticipated, however has surpassed many expectations. The isolated force that has been driving this growth within the plastic injection mou...
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5 Key Advantages to Plastic Injection Moulding For Manufacturing Parts

Added: Tue, 07 Nov 2017   - Articles
Plastic Injection moulding is a very flexible and popular way of producing products and parts, as this method is extremely simple yet reliable. Below are 5 key advantages of using an injection moulding method:   Detailed Features and Intricate Geometry   Injection moulds are put under ...
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ISO AUDIT 9001-2008 – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Added: Tue, 24 Oct 2017   - Articles
After our recent Audit in September and achieving our Renewal Certification 9001:2008, we would like to inform our clients on what this certificate means for you. CJ Tool & Moulding have implemented quality management systems throughout all areas of the business: People Training Equipment ...
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Improving Fire Performance of Plastics Products

Added: Wed, 18 Oct 2017   - Articles
Every year there are around 40,000 UK house fires that cause around 300 deaths and 9,000 injuries. Plastic products are usually blamed for the contribution to fires as the chemicals used within them catch alight easily. Plastic  products are sent out to be tested to see if the product extingui...
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9 Top Tips When Designing For Plastic Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 10 Oct 2017   - Articles

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Do You Take Plastic?

Added: Tue, 03 Oct 2017   - Articles
Have you seen the new £10 note circulating? These new polymer banknotes were issued on the 14th September and the old £10 notes go out of circulation in spring 2018. The new polymer £20 note will be issued in 2020.   These polymer banknotes are cleaner, more secure and more ...
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The History of Plastic Products

Added: Tue, 26 Sep 2017   - Articles
What are plastics and where do they come from? Plastic is a word that originally meant ‘easily shaped and pliable.’ Recently, it became a name for a group of materials called polymers. Over the last century and a half, we have learned how to make synthetic polymers, sometimes using nat...
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The Development Of Plastics

Added: Tue, 19 Sep 2017   - Articles
In Greek the word plastic is an adjective called plastikos, which means moldable. The first time plastic was seen as a material date from 1910 when the dictionary defined it as a substance that could be moulded into different shapes when soft.  See our infographic below for the development of ...
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Quality standards at C J Tool and Mouldings

Added: Tue, 12 Sep 2017   - Articles
At C J Tool and Mouldings, quality forms an integral part of our plastic injection moulding process. Quality has an input into your design, manufacture of tooling, material selection, moulding your components through to assembly. Quality assurance means through every step of your plastic injection ...
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Plastic Recycling Within The Manufacturing Industry

Added: Tue, 05 Sep 2017   - Articles
The importance of plastic recycling  has become increasingly more common within plastic injection moulding companies. The industry has seen a change in their approach to recycling policies, by focusing on minimising production waste and increasing company’s resources efficiently.   ...
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Why our innovation filter makes us different

Added: Tue, 22 Aug 2017   - Articles
Here at CJ Tool and Mouldings we are a very competitive plastic injection moulder within the industry and offer a unique, added value service called the ‘innovation filter’.   Our innovation filter makes us different compared to our competitors. When a project is agreed and in ope...
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Plastic Manufacturing Sustainability

Added: Wed, 16 Aug 2017   - Articles
C J Tool and Mouldings have a long standing commitment to sustainability in manufacturing; aiming to invest in minimizing energy resource consumption and waste generated in our plastic injection mouldings process. Our focus is to continue to invest in new energy efficient systems, technology and eq...
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Injection Molding vs Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 08 Aug 2017   - Articles
Have you noticed within the Plastic Manufacturing industry in the UK, you see ‘injection moulding’ spelt as ‘injection molding’? Moulding is spelt differently across the world-wide web, and can often bring some confusion to people with which spelling is the appropriate one to...
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Find Out The Best Way To Get Your Part Made

Added: Tue, 01 Aug 2017   - Articles

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The Injection Moulding Process

Added: Tue, 25 Jul 2017   - Articles
The plastic injection moulding process produces a vast number of parts which are extremely high quality with great accuracy, very quickly.   There are several processes of moulding plastic into useable shapes, each method has its own benefits and requires specific expertise and skill to execu...
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Why is plastic manufacturing reshoring back to the UK?

Added: Tue, 18 Jul 2017   - Articles
UK plastic manufacturing is currently experiencing a revival of reshoring to the UK. Here at CJ Tool and Mouldings are proud of what we can achieve in the UK and offer to the rest of the world.   The Plastic Manufacturing industry has gone through huge changes over the past few decades with t...
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Is Injection Moulding Right For You?

Added: Wed, 12 Jul 2017   - Articles

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding

Added: Tue, 04 Jul 2017   - Articles
Injection moulding is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes in the world today. Here at CJ Tools & Mouldings, we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of this process. If you look around you there are probably hundreds of injection moulded parts everywhere you look....
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What is Injection Moulding?

Added: Wed, 28 Jun 2017   - Articles
Injection Moulding is a primary process for producing plastic components. It is fast and used to produce large volumes of identical items from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods. There are several processes of moulding plastic into useable shapes, each method has its...
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