Injection moulding is one of the most popular and versatile methods for mass producing plastic parts, as it has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic moulding.
Involving feeding plastic material into a heated barrel, the plastic is mixed and then led into a mould cavity, where it takes shape and hardens into the final product.
Injection moulding is used in a huge variety of products, but why is it so popular as a technique?
Details and complex shapes
Due to the huge pressure (more than any other plastic moulding method) that injection moulding causes, the material is pressed excessively hard against the mould, meaning that very specific details and complex geometry can be flawlessly integrated into the design.
The high output rate of the injection moulding process makes it very popular. Every machine is different, however generally only about 15 to 30 seconds pass between cycle times!
Low labour costs
Injection moulding equipment usually runs with a self-gating, automatic tool to keep operations streamlined and production ongoing, requiring minimal supervision.
Fillers within the injection moulds mean that the density of the plastic can be reduced while it is being moulded, helping add greater strength to the finished product. In fields where strength is a vital property to the plastic part (e.g aerospace or automotive), injection moulding offers the best option.
Multiple types of plastic
Through co-injection it is possible to integrate more than one type of plastic into the product simultaneously with its production. This takes away the worry about using a specific type of plastic.
The bottom line is that our injection moulding manufacture creates a huge range of products for all industries in a thorough, precise and cost-effective manner. With our expertise and equipment, the products hardly require any work after the production, due to their finished appearance once they are ejected from the injection moulds.
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