Top Things to Consider When Choosing a Plastic Injection Moulding Supplier

Plastic injection moulding is a fantastic tool to create dedicated items in large quantities for a low cost but choosing the right plastic injection moulding supplier is imperative to making your project a success. We talk you through the ways to choose the best plastic injection moulding supplier for your business needs.

Why is it Important to Choose the Right Plastic Injection Moulding Company?

When creating your plastic injection moulded product, it is important that you choose a company with experience in a range of fields that can do the job well the first time, if time is an issue for you, it is also important you choose a company with quick turnaround times to ensure you get your plastic injection moulding and plastic injection moulded product when you need it. If your injection moulding has technical aspects, experienced experts with high-tech equipment are essential.


What to Look at When Choosing a Plastic Injection Moulding Company

When looking at potential plastic injection moulding specialists, it can be hard to make the right decision. We’ve put together a few tips on what to look at when choosing the right injection moulding specialist for your project needs.


Specialist Industry Knowledge

Every industry is different, so having an injection moulding specialist can be incredibly helpful in identifying the unique issues and challenges your industry faces when it comes to creating plastic injection moulded products.

These specialists possess an in-depth understanding of material properties crucial for specific applications, which allows them to select the polymers that align with your product’s performance requirements. Additionally, their familiarity with industry regulations ensures that your moulded products adhere to the necessary standards and certifications. 

Injection moulding specialists also bring valuable insights into unique design details, so they can provide guidance on optimising moulds for enhanced functionality and cost-effectiveness within your industry. This targeted expertise not only enhances the manufacturing process but also contributes to the overall success of your moulded products giving you a competitive advantage over the competition.


State-of-the-Art Technology

State-of-the-art plastic injection mouldings require state-of-the-art machines. At Fern Plastics, we provide a wide range of intricate techniques with high-end machinery to create one-of-a-kind designs and finishes that perform under pressure.

As plastic manufacturers, our capabilities extend to advanced processes like gas-assist injection moulding that not only enhances the structural integrity of complex parts but also helps to reduce irregularities on the surface, sink marks and other cosmetic defects. This results in lighter yet robust components with superior surface finishes. Whether you require intricate designs or structural innovation, our cutting-edge technology ensures precision and efficiency in every aspect of your plastic injection moulding project.

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Availability of Materials

When it comes to high-quality plastic injection moulds and plastic injection moulded products, quality materials are key. At Fern Plastics, our state-of-the-art Engel and Arburg machines melt a complete range of thermoplastic pellets to ensure the perfect combination for our injection moulded production.

With over 200 tonnes of readily available polymers in stock, we can meet your unique demands. Examples of thermoplastic materials we work with include versatile options like impact-resistant ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), UV-resistant polyamide and lightweight polycarbonate. 

Additionally, we offer sustainable choices such as recycled ABS in black and variants, which aligns with our dedication to environmental responsibility. Our diverse thermoplastic material selection caters to a spectrum of industries, allowing us to tailor solutions that precisely match the requirements of your specific applications.


Quick Turnaround for Plastic Injection Moulded Products

If you are on a tight time schedule, one of the first things you should check with your prospective plastic injection moulding supplier is how quick their injection moulding time frame is. Some plastic injection moulding specialists such as Fern Plastics feature 24-hour production on 3 shifts for a fast response and short lead-times when creating your plastic injection mould and plastic injection moulded products.

With a robust project management approach, Fern Plastics ensures efficient coordination across shifts, streamlining the entire production process while maintaining the highest quality standards to meet your project deadlines effectively.


Design Capabilities for Injection Moulds

At Fern Plastics, we have vast experience creating bespoke plastic injection moulds for a range of industries. Our qualified technical staff use CAD design with mould flow analysis to assist with product and mould tool design whilst project managers take time to get to know your business needs to ensure a fully-customised design that works for your individual needs. Our in-house tool room is perfectly equipped for the manufacture, modification and repair of mould tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges with every element carefully considered.


Environmental Impact

In recent times, it has become more important than ever for brands and companies to consider their environmental impact. One of the easiest ways to limit your effect on the environment is to work with companies that also monitor their impact. As a company, sustainability is an important element of how we work. Alongside our aim to recycle up to 100% of our plastic waste, we also use recycled packaging and aim to swap out our single-use plastic tape for paper tape, you can read more about our environmental policy statement here.


In-House Tool Production

When it comes to creating the moulds and tools for your plastic injection mouldings and moulded products, keeping every aspect of the production together is the key to the smooth running of your project. Producing tooling in-house allows complete control over your finished product with the ability to adapt your design according to any necessary changes to the design and use. Our fully-equipped in-house tool room allows for complete control over the professional manufacture, modification and repair of mould tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges to keep your plastic injection moulding project running smoothly.

Additionally, Fern Plastics offers reshoring opportunities, allowing new customers to relocate the manufacturing of their plastic injection moulds to our facilities, further ensuring efficient production processes.


Quality Finishes

When it comes to the production of plastic injection moulded products, the moulding is just the first step towards a finished product. Plastic injection moulded products often have a range of finishes to help them look the part. This could include elements such as paint finishes, chrome plating on highly polished ABS polymers or even insert or over moulding to create independent parts to your plastic injection moulding, all of which can be performed in-house by our specialist team. 

If you require laser marking such as indelible marking or etching for example for medical instruments, expert pad printing or any other type of high-quality finish, it is important that you check this is a service your plastic injection moulding specialist can provide before signing the dotted line.

Now you have an idea of what you need to consider when choosing the right injection moulding company, you can improve your chances of having a successful project from start to finish. Whether you are looking to move your custom plastic molding  production to another company or you’re looking for sustainable injection moulding options, Fern Plastics offers you a comprehensive service at competitive rates. For more information about our services, contact our team of experts today.

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Injection Moulding Finishes for Every Need

When it comes to plastic injection moulded products, every business is different. At Fern Plastics, as a part of our value-added services, we can provide a range of finishes from laser etching to chrome plating to ensure the finished product exactly meets your needs and expectations. Here are just a few of the bespoke injection moulding finishes we offer.


Insert Moulding and Over Moulding

We provide plastic injection moulding services for a range of different industries. Due to the adaptability of plastic injection mouldings we are able to offer insert moulding and over moulding services to enable different functionalities. We can create features such as moulded-in fasteners, shafts and hubs to enable additional parts to be fitted into larger constructs as well as the ability to fit electrical contacts to your plastic injection moulded parts. We can even insert other plastic injection mouldings from different plastic materials inside of a new moulding to reinforce the strength of your plastic injection moulded part.

Laser Marking and Laser Etching for Plastic Moulded Parts

If your business requires each part or tool to be tracked or easily identifiable, we provide a laser marking or laser etching service for our injection moulded parts to allow for product codes, names or company logos on your parts. This is particularly useful for those working in the medical industry where traceability is key and can create barcodes, data matrix codes and QR codes that can be scanned for use. Laser etching is a quick, permanent and efficient way to mark your plastic injection moulded parts.

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Chrome Plating for Injection Moulded Parts

If you are looking for a more metallic finish for your plastic injection moulded parts, chrome plating can create the perfect professional finish. Chrome plating for plastic injection moulded products is ideal for those in the automotive industry or any other industry where a metallic look is preferred. Chrome plated ABS make superb radiator valves as well as being used for a range of other intricate applications. We also provide a wide range of paint finishes to give your injection moulded part that finishing touch.

Tampo Printing & Pad Printing

Tampo and pad printing allows for up to five colours in one process using state of the art printing machines from Tosh to create exactly the effect you are looking for when producing your plastic injection moulded parts. Pad printing can produce your chosen design on your product with ease enabling you to add your company’s logo to your products.

Gas-assist Injection Moulding

At Fern Plastics, we also offer enhanced injection moulding processes that can also help to improve the surface quality of your end product. Gas-assisted injection molding improves the look of plastic products by injecting nitrogen gas into the melted plastic. This helps prevent issues like sink marks and defects on the surface. The gas also creates hollow areas inside the product, making the cooling process more even and reducing stress inside the plastic. As a result, the plastic flows more smoothly into the mould, leading to a better, more appealing surface finish on the final product.

Plastic Moulded Parts Finished to Your Standards

Whatever you are looking for when it comes to plastic injection moulding finishes, our experienced and fully-trained team will be able to find a professional-looking solution. Contact our team now to find out more about how we can create the product for you.

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Why is Plastic Injection Moulding So Effective?

Plastic injection moulding is one of the most efficient and cost-friendly plastic product production processes. Countless household and business products are formed from plastic injection moulding, perhaps even items you didn’t think were injection moulded. We talk through why plastic injection moulding is so effective.

What is the Plastic Injection Process?

Plastic injection moulding is conducted through precisely injecting molten plastic at pressure into a specially-designed mould. Once the molten plastic cools, a firm product is produced that can stand the test of time. Over moulding and other processes can be used to create more bespoke, intricate plastic injection moulded designs that work for a variety of purposes.

Why is Plastic Injection Moulding So Effective?

Fewer plastic production processes are as effective as plastic injection moulding. One of the main reasons for this is the impressive cost-effectiveness plastic injection moulding enjoys. Injection moulding can produce high volumes of identical products with ease and with a much quicker turnaround than other plastic moulding processes. The efficiency of the injection moulding process is also a factor in the fantastic cost-effectiveness of plastic injection moulding. Once the specialised injection mould has been designed and created by our in-house experts, that same mould can be used countless times, producing plastic injected products with ease at very little cost per item.

Fast, Efficient Plastic Injection Moulding

Our state-of-the-art plastic injection moulding machines work round the clock to ensure high-speed plastic product production that doesn’t compromise on quality or design. The efficiency of custom plastic mouldings results in low labour costs and lower end costs with the ability to use multiple types of plastic within the injection moulded products.


Strong, Fit-for-Purpose Design

The nature of the plastic injection moulding process makes it ideally adaptable for all manner of purposes. From household objects to car parts to medical equipment, plastic injection moulded products can be designed with a number of parts and features to fit a range of uses. Multiple type of plastic can be combined within the injection moulding to form a bespoke product with intricate details and complex shapes repeated time and again for each and every plastic injection moulded product. The ability to create custom plastic mouldings with ease is one of the ways plastic injection moulding is so effective.


Plastic Injection Moulding Specialists

When it comes to ensuring an effective plastic injection moulding process, Fern Plastics are leaders in their industry. Crafting bespoke plastic mouldings using time-honed skills and state-of-the-art technology Fern Plastics can create intricate designs and parts with extremely close consistencies. To find out more about our plastic injection services, contact our team now on 01902 758282.

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Why Project Management for Plastic Injection Moulding is Key

The process of plastic injection moulding is a fantastic way to produce high quantities of perfectly replicated products for a relatively low cost. At Fern Plastics, we have been specialists in plastic injection moulding for a number of years so know how to get the very best out of the process. We always assign a project manager to each of our plastic injection mould projects to ensure they are the most effective moulded projects they can be. Here’s why we think having a project manager for plastic injection moulding is a key part of our success.

Coordinated and Coherent Injection Moulding Management

We know that every project is important when it comes to plastic injection moulding, that’s why we only work with skilled and experienced individuals we know will get the job done right the first time. Our fully-trained, qualified and experienced plastic injection moulding specialists will involve themselves in your project from the first inception to the final finished product to ensure it is effective and as promised. Our injection moulding project managers have seen every challenge our customers face and know the best ways to get the most out of the plastic injection moulding process so are perfectly placed to advise and answer any questions you may have.

Effective Products

We know that no two projects are the same with each product offering a unique set of challenges and needs. Your dedicated project manager will work to understand every requirement and use of your plastic injection mould to ensure an effective product every time. Our fully-equipped in-house tool room provides the perfect space for the manufacture, repair and modification of mould tools, gauges, jigs and fixtures to keep them fit for purpose with a team of specialists on board to make your project a success,

What Our Plastic Injection Moulding Specialists Provide

Our experienced and fully-trained project managers can offer design failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to full Production Part Approval processes (PPAP) along with CAD and mould flow analysis to assist with product and mould tool design to ensure your plastic injection moulded product can meet whatever demands are thrown at it.

Our unique long-standing relationships with a selection of low-cost economy tool makers also ensure that projects are completed on-budget. With knowledge of each of the specialist services we supply here at Fern Plastics, your plastic injection moulding project manager is perfectly placed to advise on every aspect of our business and your project to ensure it is the best it can be and performs as efficiently as possible.


Specialist Services and Advice for Every Project

If you are looking for a specialist plastic injection moulding service with a difference, Fern Plastics are here to help. Our knowledgeable team have created injection moulds for a wide range of industries and uses from medical tools to car parts, toys and everything in-between and are committed to fast, reliable service to fit your budget.

To find out more about our plastic injection moulding service, contact Fern Plastics now online or by calling 01902 758282.


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What makes Fern Plastics specialists in plastic injection moulding?

When it comes to plastic injection moulded products, quality and expertise are key. Fern Plastics have a number of years of experience in plastic injection moulding making us leaders in our industry. From technical know-how to state-of-the-art technology, we tell you what makes us specialists in our field.


Specialists in Highly-Technical Plastic Injection Mouldings

Whatever your project, we have the expertise to bring it to life. Over the years we have worked with individuals and companies from all types of industries with no project too big to set our minds to. Our state-of-the-art Engel and Arburg machines can melt a full range of thermoplastic pellets before injecting them into intricate custom moulds for impeccable product quality.


Over 60 Years in the Injection Moulding Industry

We’ve spent over 60 years being experts in our field so are confident that whatever project you have, we have the tools and the expertise to help. We’ve created a number of highly-bespoke and intricate plastic injection mouldings and moulded parts over the years so have learned the particular nuances of the trade.


High-Precision Moulds to Close Tolerances Every Time

Fern Plastics are specialists in technically challenging plastic injection mouldings with outstanding specifications for leak-free and pressure-tight plastic injection mouldings. We’ve built up a reputation so that you can be assured your injection mouldings will be right first time every time. Our gas injection mouldings improve aesthetics and reduce the material content in thicker sections for accuracy.


Efficient Plastic Injection Mouldings That Don’t Compromise on Quality

Fern Plastics operates a 24-hour production on three shifts in order to respond fast to demand and create short lead times for all of our plastic injection mouldings. Our 6-axis robots ensure consistent cycling and improve both productivity and quality whilst our experts can create insert mouldings or over mouldings which include two or materials for complete flexibility.


Value-Added Services to Create a Superior Product

Alongside our standard plastic injection moulding services, Fern Plastics also provide a wide range of added services to ensure a superior product and complete flexibility when it comes to the useability of your product. To find out more about our added services, take a look at the blog.


Contact the Plastic Injection Moulding Specialists

Whatever your project, our team of highly specialised experts are ready to make your project a success. We always deliver on time and pride ourselves on creating the highest-quality product to extremely close consistencies each and every time. We can provide specialist injection mould services no matter how big or small the project.


To find out more about how we can help bring your plastic injection moulding ideas to life, contact our team now.

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A Custom Plastic Injection Moulding Company With a Difference

If you are searching for a custom plastic injection moulding company that offers a bespoke suite of services and won’t let you down, Fern Plastics is here to help. Our custom plastic moulds are completely unique to you with your involvement every step of the way from design to production so you can be sure to find the perfect custom plastic mould to suit your businesses needs. Read on to find out how we are one of the leading plastic mould manufacturers, creating custom plastic moulds to impress.


Highly-Technical Bespoke Plastic Injection Mouldings

We work closely with our clients to ensure we understand exactly what their custom plastic injection moulding requires. Our fully-trained and experienced staff use CAD design alongside mould flow analysis to assist with product and mould tool design to ensure the perfect fit whilst our prototyping is done through partners in the UK and internationally for a wide pool of talent. We consistently develop high-quality, highly-technical plastic injection mouldings for a range of industries with fast lead times and low unit costs whilst maintaining the highest level of accuracy.


A Quality Custom Plastic Mould Manufacturer You Can Trust

With over 60 years in the industry, we have developed tried and tested methods of creating the custom plastic injection mouldings you need. We have countless happy customers who return to use our custom plastic mould services time and again with the same fantastic and reliable service each and every time. Our attention to detail is undeniable as we create intricate plastic moulds for a variety of purposes in our fully-equipped in-house tool room, designed for the bespoke manufacture, modification and repair of mould tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges. We can make new, cost-efficient moulds for new plastic injection mouldings or use your existing plastic moulds for a flexible service.


A Personalised Injection Moulding Service

From the start of your journey with us to the end, you will be assigned a project manager to overlook and coordinate your project and ensure you are happy with the outcome. We offer a selection of value-added services from assembly and test to just in time logistics, fire retardant mouldings and high quality finishes to provide a plastic injection moulding service that is bespoke to you and your company’s needs. Your project manager will create the most effective product for your needs through in-depth understanding of the requirements, demands and uses of your plastic injection moulds and conveying these to our experienced design and production teams.


If you are looking for a trusted plastic injection moulding service, get in touch with our team to find out more about how we can help you achieve your company’s goals.

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