What is Plastic Injection Moulding?
Plastic Injection Moulding is a key process for building plastic parts and is a quick process used to produce high volumes of identical items, these range from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods.
There are multiple processes of plastic injection moulding each with their own benefits, our team at CJ Tool and Mouldings have the required skill and experience needed to execute each and every process. The injection moulding process is one of the most majorly used processes and counts for a significant proportion of all plastic products.
How does it work?
The plastic injection moulding process is when granules of plastic material are placed into an injection moulding machine through a range of conveying systems. The plastic will then be melted and induced under pressure via a runner system into the cavity. The moulding tool that provides the cavity defines the shape of the moulded part. The material will then cool down and eject from the mould as a finished part. The injection moulding process will then repeat each cycle producing an identical part.
What are the advantages?
There are many advantages to plastic injection moulding, one of which being it’s quick to produce large volumes of parts every hour, usually a typical cycle can be as short as 15 seconds. There is great flexibility in terms of material and colour choice and our team is happy to help you choose right. The injection moulding process offers low labour costs, as parts can be made ready with little assembly needed. You can view our design guidelines here or get in touch with our experienced team! Another great advantage with plastic injection moulding is that there is very little waste, as often plastic waste can be recycled.
For more information when it comes to plastic injection moulding please contact our specialists today!