You may have heard the term injection molding but not really understood what the process is or why it’s used. There are many processes in plastics and polymer production that are interesting and can serve the needs of a wide variety of customers. Injection molding is one of the more popular processes in polymer manufacturing as it offers many benefits, especially for those who are processing mass quantities of plastic goods.
What is Injection Molding?
Injection molding refers to a manufacturing process that uses high-pressure injection of raw material into a mold that shapes the polymer into the desired form. This process is most often used in mass production of plastic parts where the same part is being created thousands, or sometimes even millions of times. Molds come in many shapes and sizes and may have single or multiple cavities. Molds are made from a variety of materials, such as aluminum or steel. The material used for the mold will depend on the shape of the mold, the specifics of the project as well as the budget.
Why Choose Injection Molding
Most who choose this option do so because of its ability to produce a large number of parts easily. This production process is attractive because once the initial set up costs have been paid the price for production per unit is quite low. The more parts that are produced the cheaper the per-unit price becomes, so this is a great production process when mass production is needed.
Phoenix Plastics Can Provide You With Your Injection Molding Needs
If you are interested in learning more about injection molding and if the process is right for your needs, we would love to talk to you! With decades of experience, we are sure that we can meet and exceed your plastic needs. Where injection molding is concerned, we can offer you a wealth of information about our process aides for resin systems, flow enhances, mold releases, foaming agents, cycle reduction, and purges.
We would love to chat with you or invite you to our facility to learn more about our processes and our approach to injection molding and beyond. Call us today at 866-760-2311 to discuss your plastic needs. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.