The Injection Moulding Process

Plastic injection moulding is used for a wide variety of everyday and speciality products. From keyboards to car parts, injection moulding produces high quantities of identical product for distribution in the wide world. When it comes to plastic injection moulding, the injection moulding process is key to producing a professional, finished product. We’ll talk you through the injection moulding processes and injection moulding techniques used to create a finished moulded product.

What is Plastic Injection Moulding?

Plastic injection moulding is the process of injecting melted plastic pellets into a specially-created mould in order to form a moulded plastic product using an injection moulding machine. Once the plastic pellets have cooled, they will then form multiple solid plastic products that fit the design again and again. The plastic injection process allows for large quantities of products to be created with complete consistency making it ideal for large-scale projects.

 

What is the Plastic Injection Moulding Process?

The plastic injection moulding process involves some key steps and injection moulding techniques in order to make a successful end plastic injection moulded product. The injection moulding process includes six key steps. The first step of the moulding process involves clamping the mould in place. The molten plastic is then injected into the mould, dwelling then takes place to control the pressure after the mould cavities are filled, the mould is then cooled. Once this stage is complete, the mould is opened and the removal of the plastic injected products from the moulding machine takes place.

 

Plastic Injection Moulding Techniques

As a highly-specialised service, bespoke plastic injection moulding involves extremely controlled circumstances to make sure there are no faults with the end plastic injection moulded products and they are completely fit for purpose with no variation in shape or size. The molten plastic is often injected into the injection mould with extreme force in order to create a successful injection moulded product. Plastic injection moulds are also typically cooled by water or air and this can take up the bulk of the plastic injection moulding process.

 

What is Plastic Injection Moulding Used For?

Plastic injection moulding is used for a wide range of products and industries. Whether you are purchasing a product off the shelf in a supermarket, choosing a new toy for your child, constructing the latest car model or looking for a new machine part, plastic injection moulded products are everywhere.

 

If you are looking for more information on plastic injection moulding techniques or plastic injection moulding processes, contact our knowledgeable team online or by calling 01902 758282 now. We offer the latest techniques and specialist equipment for large-scale or intricate designs to match your specifications every time.