Santa’s Bag of Toys is Looking Particularly Impressive This Year. He (and We) Have Plastics Machining to Thank.

Dec 23, 2020 | News, Plastic machining services, Plastics Machining

Happy Holidays from JMJ Profile!

December is upon us yet again, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is right around the corner. Soon, millions of children (and who are we kidding, adults too) will be racing to the Christmas tree to unwrap the types of gifts that they’ve been waiting all year to receive.

And whether they know it or not, they’ll have plastics machining to thank for most of them.

Nearly every industry that you can think of in terms of consumer goods (along with Santa, naturally) have long benefitted from the flexibility that plastics machining brings with it, allowing them to develop items that are faster, more efficient, more impressive and all-around better than ever before. In fact, there are a wide range of hot toys in Santa’s toy bag this year that absolutely benefitted from plastics machining that are certainly worth exploring.

Tomorrow’s Technology Made Possible By Today’s Plastics Machining

This year, Santa’s toy bag will undoubtedly be filled with all of the hot electronic items of today. Whether you’re talking about the gaming consoles that will be adored by younger players around the world (like the recently released Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 5) or smartphones like the iPhone 12 for some of the older kids out there, technology items have long been one of the most popular categories of gifts at Christmastime…

… and none of them would be possible without the power of plastics machining.

This is thanks to the fact that advancements in plastics machining have ushered in a bold new era of microchip design, giving way to the type of continuous improvement and lightning fast innovation that have seen an entire industry grow bigger than any of us could have imagined. So when you open up that shiny new MacBook Air on Christmas morning and marvel how thin and lightweight it is (the new models don’t even have a fan, they’re so efficient!), you have plastics machining (and Santa, of course) to thank.

Not Your Father’s Action Figures

Of course, there are a lot of kids out there who will be opening brand new action figures and other toys on Christmas morning – and they, too, have advancements in plastics machining to thank. This is because the types of plastic prototyping that can be done have allowed a greater level of experimentation than ever before, allowing for the types of high quality rapid prototypes necessary to create toys that are every bit as expressive in real life as they always were in our imaginations.

The actual body of action figures are usually made from a specific type of plastic resin, while software plastics like polypropylene are typically used to mold smaller accessories and even pieces of their costume. So again, when you open up that action figure with 95 points of articulation and a small arsenal of accessories on Christmas morning, you’d better believe that Santa and his elves were working all night long in the plastics machining shop to make that possible.

If you’d like to find out more information about all of the toys in Santa’s toy bag that were only possible thanks to plastics machining, or if you just have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact JMJ Profile today. Happy Holidays! We look forward to helping you with your projects in 2021!

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