Forum Plastics Contributes to MPO June Feature Article: OEMs Seek Molders Offering Timely Techniques

June 15, 2022 The current environment has medical device manufacturers seeking rapid solutions and time to market savings from molding partners. In the June publication of Medical Product Outsourcing, Forum Plastics’ Mark Polinsky, President, and Khristine Carroll, VP of Business Development, share the latest trends in medical molding and what molders are doing to keep…
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How Forum Continues to Evolve its Cleanroom to Meet Medical Manufacturers’ Needs

When evaluating an injection molding partner for your medical device or components, finding a manufacturer that has the necessary process, certifications and equipment is critical….

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Process and People Result in Peak Performance in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management professionals are often the forgotten heroes in a manufacturing setting. They run a careful balance between having the correct materials in the…

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Forum Plastics Obtains FDA Registration

Forum is committed to supporting product development, design, mold construction, validation and sustaining production for the medical and life science industries. As an engineering-based company,…

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Forum Employs First Administrative Intern

At Forum Plastics, employee development begins in high school with our Internship Program that launched in 2019. Since then, we have provided supervised, on-the-job training…

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2021 Year in Review

As we reflect over the last year, we remain inspired by the substantial, forward-directed strides taken by our industry, our partners, and our own growing…

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Injection Molding for Military and Defense Applications

Forum Plastics is pleased to announce that our business and manufacturing processes are now International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliant. This compliance will allow…

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Forum Plastics Strengthens Management Team: Khristine Carroll Named Vice President Of Business Development

December 1, 2021 Khristine Carroll Vice President of Business Development Forum Plastics announced today the recent appointment of Khristine Carroll as Vice President of Business…

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What Does Forum’s ISO 14001 Certification Mean for You?

If you’ve ever sat through a lengthy presentation that is packed with technical data and information, there comes a critical juncture where you want the…

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Prototyping Options for Injection Molding

There are many reasons why a medical device company may consider prototyping before launching a tool build for production parts. Often, rapid prototyping is used…

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An Inside Look at Forum’s Facility

Forum Plastics specializes in custom precision injection molding, prototyping, and assembly services for the medical, industrial, and electronics sectors. We designed our spacious, state-of-the-art facility…

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Technical Corner Series: Meeting Evolving Manufacturer Requirements

Medical manufacturer requirements are evolving as technologies advance, and the selection of materials for a medical device can be a challenge for a successful product launch.

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4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Molding Partner

July 13, 2021 When engineers and commodity managers are faced with making a vendor selection decision for medical molding, there can be a lot at…

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9 Benefits of Prototyping With Forum Plastics

Many injection molders will tell OEMs that they are the ideal partner for early supplier involvement (ESI) and that they can help OEMs with product…

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Choosing the Right Resin For Your Application

A material’s properties, processability and cost all play a key role in determining a resin’s suitability for an application. With thousands of grades to choose…

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Why Program Management is Critical to Injection Molding Success

When thinking about the components of a successful project, there are many critical steps and functions that come together to result in an on-time, on-budget…

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Metrology Services: Value-Added Services for Injection Molding

May 10, 2021 Common challenges in medical device development for injection molding include part and product validation, as well as the timely completion of first…

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Life at Forum: Mastercam Training

May 4, 2021 At Forum Plastics, we understand that investing in new skills and technologies allows us to deliver the creative solutions and consistent quality…

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Overmolding vs. Insert Molding: What OEMs Need to Know

When designing a product, it can be challenging to determine the best solution to fit the application. This holds true when considering overmolding and insert…

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What Low-Volume Injection Molding Means to Us

Have you ever been talking with a co-worker from a different department and realize that, while you both thought you were on the same page,…

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Forum Plastics Expands Automation Capabilities

When it comes to technology, we at Forum Plastics are actively working to enhance our processes through automation. As we continue to adapt to meet…

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6 Advantages of Ultrasonic Insert Welding and Heat Staking

As plastic parts and assemblies become more common, there are many factors to consider when designing an injection-molded part that will be part of a…

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8 Cost Avoidance Factors for Part and Tooling Design

Cost savings and cost reduction will always be focuses for OEMs developing and launching new projects. But focusing on material and labor costs can only…

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Why Pad Printing Is the Ideal Solution for Medical Devices

  February 1, 2021 When designing a complex medical device, there are many factors to consider. Beyond system functionality, industrial design, and human factors, OEMs…

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Going Lean: An Inside Look at Forum’s Commitment to Lean Principles

Does your molding partner embrace a lean philosophy? And if so, do they practice continuous improvement in areas outside of molding? These are important questions…

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Forum Plastics Internship Program

As part of Forum Plastics’ commitment to employee development, we are pleased to offer the Forum Plastics Internship Program. In this program, students at a…

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2020 Year in Review

  December 29, 2020 Looking back, 2020 was a year of unprecedented uncertainties and new challenges for businesses, institutions and communities. 2020 forced us all…

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Molding Plastic Gears: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  December 7, 2020 When it comes to injection-molded plastic gears, Forum Plastics is uniquely qualified to assist you with design and product development. Our…

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Set-Up Technician Training Program

As part of Forum Plastics’ commitment to employee training and world-class precision molding, we have developed a Set-Up Technician Training Program for emerging talent in…

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Forum Plastics Expands Molding Capacity and Capabilities With 10 New Machines

  November 13, 2020 As part of our commitment to meet the most complex needs of our customers, Forum Plastics purchased and installed 10 new…

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Micro Molding: The Swiss Watch of Injection Molding

Few products have lasted through the centuries that evoke the feeling of both quality and luxury. But one such item that conjures up an image…

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Forum Plastics Tool Transfer Program Solves Quality Issues for Surgical Device Company

  October 19, 2020 Background A surgical device company was experiencing quality issues with a molded part produced by a competitive injection molder. The device…

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Forum Plastics Receives ISO Class 7 Certification for Cleanroom Assembly

Forum Plastics is pleased to announce that we have received the ISO Class 7 Certification for cleanroom assembly. With this certification, our industry-leading assembly services…

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Assembly Services: Moving Up the Value Chain

Have you ever attended a sporting tournament and considered all the logistics that needed to be coordinated to make that tournament happen? When planning a…

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Forum Plastics Uses CT Scanner To Aid Medical Device Company Maintain Supply Chain

September 21, 2020 Background Within the medical device industry, many companies get their start by developing a single device or product line, and as this…

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Validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) Simplified

Acronyms are commonplace in everyday life. If someone mentions the DMV, IRS, or FBI, or a form asks you for your DOB or SSN, you…

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4 Reasons Why OEMs Should Finance Tooling

If you’ve ever watched a home improvement or renovation reality show, you may notice that it’s the exception rather than the rule that the builds…

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An Injection-Molding Company That Breaks Every Mold It Can

WRITTEN BY JOSH CARMODY A company largely composed of engineers is a company driven by curiosity. Forum Plastics began as a mold builder in Stamford,…

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