The Difference Between Dip Molding and Dip Coating

Medical devices made using dip molding

You may be unfamiliar with the terms “dip molding” and “dip coating” but chances are you have used some type of tool or device that was at least partially made using these processes. Even if you have a passing familiarity with the terms, you may not know exactly what the difference in definition is between […]

Everything You Need to Know About Plastisol Dip Molding

Dip Molded Products

Plastisol dip molding is a process where a dipping mandrel is dipped into a liquid polymer, typically plastisol, to eventually create a solid form on the mandrel’s external surface. Most molds are very simple and inexpensive, and if automated, dip molding is competitive with most other molding processes. What Is Plastisol? Plastisol is a vinyl compound […]

3 Tools Needed for the Dip Molding Process

Dip molded products

While most people are aware of the durable and dependable products that are made from dip molding, many are unaware of the advanced machinery that is used to create the uniform moldings each time.   From the ovens the mandrels are heated in, to the controlled dipping axis or the dip tank itself, there are […]

What is the Process for Creating Dip Molded Parts?

What is the Process for Creating Dip Molded Parts?

Do you have an idea for a plastic part that you would like to create for your company? One of the simplest ways to bring that idea to life is through dip molding. This process can be used to create everything from medical connectors to spring reinforced tubes out of materials like plastisol. Here’s how: […]

How Dip Molding Works

Dip Molding Examples by Piper Plastics Corp.

Dip molding with plastisol is a thermal process that creates a molded part from a liquid form of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride). If that sounds confusing, you’re not the only one. Many people don’t understand exactly how dip molded parts are created. That’s why we’ve laid out each step that’s involved to help you better understand […]

Learn More About the Materials We Use at Piper Plastics

Dip molded products

Recently, we shared a video that offers an up-close look at our plastisol dip molding process. Now, we’d like to give you another look at the various materials we use when dip molding and coating. Although plastisol is the most common material we work with, we use a number of other materials for specialized applications […]

How to Create a Custom Dip Molded or Dip Coated Part

medical dip molding in process

When you look at dip molded stethoscope tubing or a dip coated plumbing fitting, you probably don’t think about the process that goes into making it. There is a thorough development process behind every custom dip molded or coated part – a process that ranges in time from hours to weeks. Here at Piper Plastics, […]