When it comes to manufacturing you will want to choose the most suitable and cost effective production process that will give you the best results. Plastic injection moulding is one of the most popular methods of mass production.
It is done by feeding plastic material into a heated barrel; the material is then injected into a precast mould cavity where it takes shape and hardens into the final product.
This type of manufacturing comes with an array of benefits and it’s easy to see why.
Here’s a look at some of the top benefits of plastic injection moulding:
1. It’s Accurate
Injection moulding is a precise method that is possible to be done for nearly any type of plastic part. If you want to produce a product that has specific detail or small intricate parts then this type of manufacturing allows for the perfectly accurate finish. Precision injection moulding is able to create a lot of detail on even the smallest of parts.
2. It’s Fast
When compared to other moulding processes, plastic injection moulding is a quick process in the sense that more products can be produced at a much faster rate. A high volume of products can be produced from just one mould, making this type of production very efficient.
3. It’s Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable
Plastic injection moulding is an efficient, sustainable, resourceful and effective process. It allows for recycled plastics to be used, this is done by grinding it up and then melting the plastic back down so it can be injected into the mould. But, there is very little waste produced with this manufacturing process, which is due to high tolerances on part moulds.
4. It’s Adaptable
This process can be adapted to suit every customer’s requirements. By having a variety of different specialist plastics that can be used, it allows for the customer to choose the perfect material for their product. As well as material, the colour of the part can be changed at any time.
5. It Allows for Co-Injection Moulding
This is the process of introducing two compatible materials into a single mould and completely encasing the core material. This allows the strength of the product to be increased, helps to reduce costs, and offers other potential benefits.
6. It’s Widely Used
Plastic injection moulding is one of the most popular plastic producing processes out there. Just have a look around and you’re certain to see many products that were made through this process. One reason as to why it is commonly used could be due to the fact it is cheaper in the long run than plastic machining. Once the mould is in place, mass production of plastic components can be produced at lower costs. It has been said that using plastic injection moulders could cost up to 25 times less that plastic machining.
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