Injection molding is one of the most cost effective ways to make thousands of high quality plastic parts. The applications are limitless, and with our 9 injection molding presses, we can make the smallest parts weighing less than an ounce all the way up to 5 lb parts.
Injection molding is a process by which raw plastic material in the form of small pellets (also referred to as resin) is heated gently to the point where it will flow under moderate pressure. It is then injected into a mold. The mold is made up of two separable halves. After allowing enough time for the plastic to cool off, the mold opens (separates) and the molded part is removed.
– Ten injection molding machines, ranging from 90 Ton to 700 Ton.
All of the parts depicted here were made on location in our facility.
How does it work?
Injection molding has four steps: Clamping, Injection, Cooling, and Ejection.
First, the injection molding press closes, and the mold is pressed together. The two halves of the mold form an empty space the exact shape of your final part.
Next, the screw begins to turn which presses the melted plastic resin into the closed mold cavity. The machine injects material until the cavity is completely full.
The resin returns to room temperature and changes from liquid to solid in the shape of the mold.
The mold opens and the ejector pins knock the finished part out of the mold.
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