Injection molding is a manufacturing technique for a wide range of products. This method is excellent for creating parts with complex geometric characteristics and quickly producing large volumes.
Plastic injection molding refers to a manufacturing process for producing plastic parts and products with a special-purpose machine. The molding equipment uses heat to liquefy plastics, then injects them into a set mold. A mold is manufactured from a durable, heat-resistant material such as aluminum, steel, or beryllium-copper alloys. Molds are typically CNC machined and finished to extremely precise dimensions to ensure highly accurate and repeatable molded products. Injection molds can be designed with single or multiple gates, through which the melted plastic is injected, and must be able to open on a hinge or sandwich design to allow for part ejection once it has cooled.
The versatility, accuracy, repeatability, and many other benefits of the plastic injection molding process make it a popular manufacturing choice for numerous industries, including:
The popularity of plastic injection molding can be attributed to its numerous advantages, making it a preferred choice for manufacturers across different industries.
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