Injection Molding Plastics

Injection Molding Plastics 2018-02-17T00:53:34+00:00

Manufacturing Process

Injection molding is a process in which a polymer is heated to a highly plastic state and forced to flow under high pressure into a mold cavity, where it solidifies. The molded part, called a molding, is then removed from the cavity. The process produces discrete components that are almost always in a net shape. The production cycle time is typically in the range of 10 to 30 seconds, although cycles of 1 minute or longer are not uncommon for large parts.

Plastic Equipment & Operations

An item can be as simple as a thin, formed sheet of PVC or as complex as a part requiring over-molding or a two shot process. The following lists some of the equipment available for plastic manufacturing.
Injection Molding Machines

  • 20 Injection Molding Machines ranged from 85 ton or 6 ounces to 350 ton or 30 ounces.

Blow Molding

  • 1-15 lb shots

Extrusion lines

  • 1-130mm Screw diameter
  • 1-3 1/2″
  • 1-2 3/4″
  • 1-1 1/2″

Thermo-Forming

  • 1-26″ Continuous Thermoformer
  • 2-26″ Cutting Tables

Decoration & Assembly Equipment

Tampo Printing

  • 6/4 Color Automatic Pad Printers
  • Spray Paint
    • 2 Continuous Mask Spray Paint Lines
  • Silk Screen
    • 1 Manual Silk Screen Machine

Hot Stamping

  • 2 Hot Stampers, Air Hy Deco

Printing

  • 1 Ultraviolet Offset Printer

Sonic Welders

  • 2 Branson 7000 Sonic Welders

Blister Packing

  • 2 Ultra Vac Seal line & Shrink Wrapping

Assembly

  • Various Assembly lines including clear room for electronic parts

Tool Room

  • CAD/CAM – 2 Hass Machining Centers
  • EDM – 60 Amp Electrical Discharge Machine
  • CMM Comparator Machine
  • Surface Grinders
  • CNC Mill Machine
  • Lathes

Benefits

  • Detailed features

  • Complex geometry

  • High efficiency

Applications

  • Automotive components

  • Computer electronics

  • Marketing samples

  • Engineering prototypes

  • New product design & development

  • Aerospace components

Production Cost Comparison

Die Casting
Extrusion
Cold Forging
Folded Fins
Heat Pipes
Stacked Fins
Skived Fins

Tooling Cost Comparison

Die Casting
Extrusion
Cold Forging
Folded Fins
Heat Pipes
Stacked Fins
Skived Fins

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