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Break the Mold with Custom Injection Molding

03.06.2024 Posted in: Blog
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With 90 years of industry experience, Rogan Corporation possesses the expertise and background to deliver custom injection molding solutions that set businesses apart with a unique and effective approach to plastics production. As a low-cost, high-volume solution, injection molding is the most widely used plastics manufacturing process. Many everyday items are created through injection molding, such as automotive parts, toys, kitchenware, electronics, and more. So, what is it and how does it work?  

Introduction to Custom Injection Molding 

Injection molding refers to the process of creating a mold, using a machine to inject molten resin into the mold, then cooling and solidifying the materials for a finished product.  

Since 1934, Rogan Corporation has been the go-to injection molder for custom knobs and hand hardware. Our extensive experience has allowed us to refine our capabilities and continuously improve upon an already solid foundation. Primary operations at Rogan consist of various types of injection molding, as well as assembly, decorating, and packaging services. With these options, clients can benefit from a custom, convenient manufacturing experience. Our customization abilities are only further elevated by our secondary operations: 

  • Drilling and tapping 
  • Rotary staking 
  • Staking (non-rotary) 
  • Heat staking 
  • Matte finishing 
  • Hot stamping 
  • Pad printing 
  • Spring insertion 
  • Special packing 
  • Sonic welding 
  • Punch press 
  • Various finishing processes 
  • Gluing 
  • Painting 
  • Light assembly 

Now that we’ve established what injection molding is, let’s discuss why it’s such a common practice.  


The marketplace is more competitive than ever before, with new innovations constantly changing the industry landscape. We don’t have to tell you the importance of maintaining your competitive edge, but we can tell you how to do it: create unique products that consumers can’t get just anywhere 

Custom injection molding offers the perfect, cost-effective solution for this by improving part durability, increasing the volume and pace of production, and allowing for more design flexibility. Therefore, not only can custom injection molding enliven your company’s vision for consumer products but also prove to be more effective for production quality, costs, volume, and time. 

Materials Used 

Injection molding utilizes various types of resins, including thermoplastics, engineered plastics, thermosetting plastics, elastomers, and biodegradable plastics. The most affordable materials for injection molding are usually polypropylene and polyethylene of the thermoplastic category. However, it’s crucial to select the right material for the specific product, so the best practice would be to establish product requirements early on and make an educated decision about which material is most suitable.   

Overall, the injection molding process can be as simple or complex as needed to meet specific product requirements. Rogan Corporation assists and guides clients through product development by following the process described below.  

Our Process for Customizing Product Development 

At Rogan, we provide more than just custom solutions; we provide individualized production plans to ensure all requirements are fulfilled to the client’s satisfaction by defining product specifications, selecting the right type of materials and molding process, and ensuring quality results and regulatory compliance. 

Defining Product Requirements 

Our team collaborates with the client to identify these key considerations for product development: 

  • Target launch date 
  • Operating budget 
  • Industry regulatory requirements  
  • Design features (aesthetic and functional) and feasibility 
  • Suitable material(s) 

Choosing the Right Material and Molding Process 

After establishing product requirements, we select the material and molding process that will produce the best and most effective results.  

The choice of material should be based on the following information: the product’s desired strength, application, and functionality. The operating budget should also be considered as certain materials, such as nylon and glass, are more expensive. 

Several molding processes exist for injection molding, which allows manufacturers more room for customizations. Understanding these different processes is critical to customizing products for optimal production and performance. As an injection molding specialist, Rogan provides value-added product capabilities for various industries through these injection molding services: 

Ensuring Quality and Regulatory Compliance  

Rogan Corporation maintains an ISO 9001:2015 certification; therefore, quality management safeguards have been implemented to ensure safe and efficient operations within our facilities. Additionally, our Quality Management System undergoes annual audits by an external accredited firm. For more information about our quality standards, please refer to this specifications guide. 

Contact the custom injection molders at Rogan today to learn more.