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Improving energy efficiency in thermoset plastic molding

Improving energy efficiency in thermoset plastic molding

By Ci-Dell Plastics | May 16, 2024

Plastic molding is an energy-intense process, so finding ways to reduce energy consumption can be challenging. Ci-Dell has been on a 2-year mission to improve the energy-efficiency of its facility, thus reducing its environmental impact and cutting utility costs wherever possible. Most of the energy savings has resulted from replacing older shop equipment with advanced,…

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Ci-Dell’s NIST 800-171 Compliance for DoD Suppliers Extends Cybersecurity for All Customers

By Ci-Dell Plastics | Dec 19, 2023

The prevalence of IIoT and digitizing the factory floor has provided many efficiencies and cost-saving benefits to manufacturers, but it has also created a potential vulnerability to cyber-attacks. When choosing a thermoset molding partner, it’s important to ensure they are following the highest standards of cybersecurity. After all, bad actors are going to look for…

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More Parts Producers are Replacing Metals with Thermoset Composites

Composites vs. Metals: More Parts Producers are Replacing Metals with Thermoset Composites

By Ci-Dell Plastics | Nov 7, 2023

The market for thermoset molding compounds is expected to grow in the coming years, driven by higher demands from industries such as aerospace, automotive and power distribution. An increasing number of companies are switching their traditional metal parts to parts made from mineral-filled, glass fiber reinforced composites. These innovative composites have high durability, low shrink,…

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5 applications of thermoset resins

5 applications of thermoset resins

By Ci-Dell Plastics | Jul 12, 2023

Thermoset resins are among the toughest materials in the world of plastics. They are ideal for applications that require dimensional stability, high heat resistance, electrical insulating properties, corrosion resistance and creep resistance. They are also frequently used to replace metal because they combine exceptional toughness with light weight. But many engineers aren’t aware of what…

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How a design review can help you avoid part quality problems

How a design review can help you avoid part quality problems

By Ci-Dell Plastics | Feb 27, 2023

Conducting a design review early in your part design process is a critical step to avoid manufacturing and quality problems later.  What is a design review? A comprehensive analysis of your part and tooling design to optimize them for manufacturability. It also involves deciding on the most cost-effective material and process to produce your parts.…

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