News & Press Releases Catchy Can™ Case Study

Often, Universal Plastic Mold (UPM) gets the chance to make a real difference in getting a customer’s product off the ground. With Catchy Can™, we saw major opportunity to help a product make it to market while realizing a dream for the customer. In this case study, we’ll talk about Catchy Can, our approach to … Continue reading Catchy Can™ Case Study »

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Molding Practices 5 Smart Ways to Choose the Right Resin Material

When it comes to plastic injection molding here at Universal Plastic Mold, it’s very important to select the right material formulation for your performance requirements and your needs. The exact resin material we select will depend on the intended application of the part, the budget for the project, and your goals as well. While there … Continue reading 5 Smart Ways to Choose the Right Resin Material »

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Molding Practices 3D Printing vs Plastic Injection Molding

“3D printing” is a hot topic right now. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding this new technology, and rightfully so. It opens up many exciting possibilities for cost-effective plastic manufacturing in the future. But, what exactly is 3D printing? How does it work? Most importantly, what can we do with it, and how does it … Continue reading 3D Printing vs Plastic Injection Molding »

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Miscellaneous UPM Conflict Materials Policy

UPM, Inc. is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect all of our suppliers to abide by the requirements of our Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits human rights abuses and unethical practices. We also require all suppliers to comply with … Continue reading UPM Conflict Materials Policy »

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News & Press Releases Holiday Schedule

It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner! We at Universal Plastic Mold want to give you our holiday schedule now so you can plan your business accordingly. We will be running a limited production (injection molding only) schedule but our office and shipping will be closed on the following days: November … Continue reading Holiday Schedule »

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Molding Practices Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Plastic Injection Molding at UPM

Creating products that are “green” is one of UPM’s top priorities. We take pride in staying green and supporting the environment with our choices. In the process of sustainable, eco-friendly plastic injection molding, we try to eliminate all tainted items by avoiding the mishandling the use of our plastic raw materials. Appropriate allocation of resources … Continue reading Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Plastic Injection Molding at UPM »

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News & Press Releases Visit Us In Long Beach, CA Design-2-Part Trade Show

Universal Plastic Mold would like to invite you to come visit us at the Long Beach Design-2-Part Show at the Long Beach Convention Center, October 26-27. UPM will be displaying a wide variety of injection molded parts that showcase our manufacturing capabilities, services, tooling, and design capabilities. Our representatives will be there to answer any questions and … Continue reading Visit Us In Long Beach, CA Design-2-Part Trade Show »

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Tooling Don’t Skip the New Mold Design Review

Many companies spend weeks, months, even years developing innovative products. Multiple design changes, testing, and rapid prototyping are used to ensure the product design is solid. With a part design in hand the product development team and shareholders are eager to see their hard work become a tangible part. Part files are sent out, purchase … Continue reading Don’t Skip the New Mold Design Review »

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News & Press Releases UPM Adds New Kaeser Air Compressor

UPM recently installed a new @KaeserUSA 75 horsepower direct drive air compressor to replace an aging air compressor. “The new compressor is much more energy efficient and allows us to maintain our volume and pressure using less electricity”, said Walter Pipan, UPM’s Plant Engineering Manager. “Plastic injection molding businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs to … Continue reading UPM Adds New Kaeser Air Compressor »

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Project Management UPM Receives 2012 Supplier of the Year Award From Pelican Products

The award recognizes Universal Plastic Mold for demonstrating consistent and relentless excellence in quality, technology, flexibility, and supporting Pelican’s many supplier initiatives in the spirit of true partnership. The distinction was awarded during Pelican’s 2012 annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held in the Naismith Basket Ball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA, on September 18, 2012. “It … Continue reading UPM Receives 2012 Supplier of the Year Award From Pelican Products »

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