Injection moulding is one of the most popular methods for mass producing plastic parts, as it has many advantages over other methods of plastic moulding.
Plastic Injection Moulding involves feeding plastic material into a heated barrel, the molten plastic is mixed & then led into the mould cavity, where it takes shape & hardens into the final product.
Injection moulding is used in a huge variety of products & industries, but why is it such a popular technique?
Details & intricate shapes
Due to the huge pressure which is greater than any other plastic moulding method that injection moulding causes, the plastic material is pressed extremely hard against the mould, meaning that very specific details & complex geometry can be flawlessly integrated into the design.
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 products. In industries & locations where strength is a vital property to the plastic part (e.g aerospace, marine or automotive), injection moulding offers the best option.
Low labour costs
Injection moulding equipment usually runs with a self-gating, automatic tool meaning minimal supervision is required.
The high output rate of the injection moulding process makes it very popular. Injection moulding machines are large industrial equipment that can produce thousands of plastic items per hour.
Multiple types of Materials
We mould in a very wide variety of materials. These include filled & unfilled ABS, acetals, acrylics, nylons, polycarbonates, polypropylenes, peek & ultems, but we also use some highly specialist materials with ‘extreme’ attributes in relation to flame retardancy, electro-conductivity or operational temperature ranges.
Co-injection makes it 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 & cost-effective manner. With our 30 years of experience & modern equipment, we can meet all of your precision mould tooling and plastic injection moulding needs. We provide an all-encompassing service that satisfies all requirements.
If you think the manufacturing of injection moulded parts could be of use to you & your business, give us a call on 01455 558825 or send us an email at email@example.com .