Knex infographic 11 14


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This infographic shows the steps in the plastic injection molding process that take place in manufacturing K'NEX construction toys.

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Knex infographic 11 14

  1. 1. Manufactured in America How Are K’NEX Parts Made? K’NEX Brands Toys ® Since 1992, The Rodon Group has manufactured K’NEX pieces in their Hatfield, PA facility. 2 1 A high-volume production steel mold is built and tested. It takes approx. 1000 hours The toy designers work with factory engineers to develop a plastic injection mold to produce the to make a K’NEX mold. K’NEX part. me ti c pell ets, o 4 Today there are approximately 850 pieces in 91 colors using 22 different resins. K’NEX is the only building toy company in the world that manufactures as 95% of its r is components in the United States. pl ,c lo Since 1992, Rodon has manufactured over nd injected da i lte he mold. ot nt old is read em y th n roduc ti o rp fo 3 On ce When K’NEX began in 1992, there were 22 pieces in 11 colors. o added t The Rodon Group can make: 31 BILLION K’NEX parts!! Once the mold is cooled, the pieces are ejected from the mold. 2,975 parts per min. 178,520 parts per hr. 4,284,480 parts per day With over 105 plastic injection molding presses in the 125,000 sq. ft. facility, The Rodon Group is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the U.S. 1,563,835,200 parts per year! 5 By using robots The Rodon Group can pack up to 4x more pieces into each box, saving time and cardboard. Fun Fact! This 6ft Ferris Wheel features 8,550 colorful pieces. We conserve 150 tons of cardboard per year, enough to fill 3000 cubic yards of landfill space or 3 football fields about a foot deep! N! EE We Being GR We are committed to environmental sustainability. Our manufacturing process minimizes packaging, transportation costs, waste, water consumption and energy. For more information on The Rodon Group and K’NEX, visit our websites at and All scrap is reused and recycled and Rodon uses only non toxic colorants and resins.