Plastic injection moulding is one of the most popular plastic producing processes in the world today, for long manufacturing runs. Just look around – you’re certain to see plenty of products that were likely made via the process.
Plastic injection moulding is such a precise method that it can fabricate nearly any type of plastic part. There are certain design restrictions, but the moulds that are made allow the finished product to be very precise.
Injection moulding equipment typically runs with a self-gating, automatic tool to keep operations streamlined and production ongoing, requiring minimal supervision.
With so much attention being paid to sustainability these days, it’s commonplace for product developers to choose processes that benefit the environment and minimize waste. Plastic injection moulding isn’t only an efficient, effective process, but it is also resourceful. That’s because a) only as much plastic as is necessary is used to create the part and b) excess plastic can be ground up and recycled after use.
Aside from being an accurate production process, plastic injection moulding is also a flexible one. By this we mean that it’s simple to change the type of material that is being produced as well as the colour that the product is being produced in.
The initial creation of a mould can be expensive, with the cost being a few thousand pounds or tens of thousands of pounds. But once the tool is created you can create a very large volume of plastic components, in fact millions.
Please have a look at our injection moulding process for more information on how to get started on your injection moulding project. Please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a quotation or any advice you require.