What is Lightweighting and Why is it Important?

Lightweighting is important to create more economical products with a smaller environmental footprint. For decades, engineers have looked for ways to ...

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Elastomer Keypad Benefits

Elastomer offers a highly customizable and incredibly durable keypad solution for any user interface. On any user interface, the keypad is often the f...

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Stainless Steel Alloys

While stainless steel is a durable material for many applications, not all steel alloys are created equal. As one of the most common materials for par...

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Plastic Injection Molding Material Selection

For plastic injection molding, different polymers, resins, and blends all have different advantages and drawbacks. When it comes to designing a new pl...

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Active Web vs Dead Web in Elastomer Keypads

Deciding between active web and dead web designs can give an elastomer keypad a distinct and unique feel. In another blog, we discussed how elastomer ...

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Plastic Machining Benefits

As a secondary machining process, plastic machining can help save cost and heighten quality control for injection molded plastic components. While pla...

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Understanding Rubber Bloom

Ever see a white dusting on rubber parts, even brand new components? You're seeing Rubber Bloom! Learn more about bloom and if it's of any concern. Wh...

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Surface Energy and Adhesive Selection

When bonding together two substrates, it is important to consider the surface energy of the material. Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) have made it ...

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Design Support: Development to Production

With a wide range of capabilities, Boyd can help support new designs from prototyping through production. Boyd's design support capabilities are sprea...

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Plastic Over-Molding for Aerospace Applications

Combining two plastic substrates to create a single part, over-molding is commonly used in the aerospace industry.Plastic over-molding is a manufactur...

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