Plastic Molding And Injection Moulding
Without a doubt, the most common type of plastic
molding is injection moulding, or molding for those in the USA. There are many other ways to mold plastic,
but this process is the most versatile and common.
Plastic molding design decisions
As is obvious, there are numerous ways to form a part out of plastic. Each method has
it's own benefits, and sometimes the choice is not so easy to determine.
It all depends on the function of the part, the time constraints, the available budget, the plastic material
requirements, the design limitations and so on. Often the process could be done in several ways, but, in the end,
only one wins out.
Ever since the first billiard balls were made out of plastic, just about anything
imaginable has been molded. Now, with the help of high powered CAD systems, very complex parts, such as medical
components, are routinely made out of engineered plastics.
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From simple, one-man operations out of a garage to huge factories with lights out
robotic operations, the molding process produces an unbelievable array of products.
Most consumers have little to no idea how the things they use everyday are made, and
generally just take it all for granted, until something malfunctions.
The Plastic Molding Source is a resource dedicated to serving the plastic molding
industry with educational materials. We hope to help the budding entrepreneur as well as the seasoned veteran with
useful, practical and relevant content.
Time is money and it seems most of us don't have enough of either. Make use of our
articles and use the resources available to make a better plastic part at a better price more quickly than your
Learn about molding
mold materials, and plastic
molding repair here. Injection moulding is such a huge industry and the rules are always changing.
Nevertheless, for the individual willing to work hard and smart, it is possible to succeed.