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Plastic Injection Moulding is extremely versatile method of producing parts and products. It is one of the preferred methods for manufacturing parts because it has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic moulding. Not only is plastic injection moulding simpler and more reliable, it is also extremely efficient.
5 advantages of using plastic injection moulding for manufacturing plastic parts and components:
Detailed Features and Complex Geometry
The injection moulds are subjected to extremely high pressure. As a result, the plastic within the moulds is pressed harder against the mould compared to any other moulding process. Due to this excessively high pressure, it is possible to add a large amount of details into the design of the part. Furthermore, due to high pressure during the moulding process, complex and intricate shapes can easily be designed and manufactured which otherwise would have been too complicated and expensive to manufacture.
Once the injection moulds have been designed to the customer’s specifications and the presses pre-programmed, the actual moulding process is very quick compared to other methods of moulding. Plastic injection moulding process hardly takes time and this allows more parts to be manufactured from a single mould. The high production output rate makes plastic injection moulding more cost effective and efficient.
In plastic injection moulding, it is possible to use fillers in the injection moulds. These fillers reduce the density of the plastic while it is being moulded and help in adding greater strength to the part after it has been moulded. In fields where parts need to be strong and durable, plastic injection has an option that other moulding processes do not offer.
Ability to Use Multiple Plastic Types Simultaneously
One of the major advantages of using plastic injection moulding for manufacturing parts is the ability to use different types of plastic simultaneously. This can be done with the help of co-injection moulding, which takes away the worry about using a specific type of plastic.
Automation to Save Manufacturing Costs
Plastic injection moulding is an automated process. Most of the injection moulding process is performed by machines and robotics which a sole operator can control and manage. Automation helps to reduce manufacturing costs, as the overheads are significantly reduced. Furthermore, with reduced labour force the overall cost of manufacturing the parts is reduced and this cost saving can easily be passed on to the customer. Furthermore, automation allows for making precise and accurate injection moulds. Computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) allow close tolerances during the making of the moulds.
Using plastic injection moulding also ensures the parts manufactured hardly require any work after the production. This is because the parts have a finished appearance after they are ejected from the injection moulds.
Today, plastic injection moulding is an environment-friendly process. The scrap plastic generated during the production process is reground and re-used. Hence, the process generates very little waste.
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Plastic Injection Moulding Advantages