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Make Your Own Injection Molding Machine

Classic plastic army men? Yep, they're injection molded.

Tried, true, and totally doable. Start cranking out solid thermoplastic parts with this home-built rig, upgraded from DIY author Vincent R. Gingery’s book Secrets of Building a Plastic Injection Molding Machine — with the addition of modern PID electronic temperature control. Nice! Read more »

Carbon Fiber Primer


It seems as though nearly everything “high performance” these days boasts some amount of carbon fiber in its construction. Originally used in aerospace, carbon fiber has moved into the mainstream and can be found in luxury automobiles, mountain bikes, and sports equipment. Some laptops and cellphones even use printed decals... Read more »