Introduction to Injection Molding
Injection molding is the largest plastics industry sector, and continues to outperform the overall industrial average. It is a fast process that is used to produce a large number of identical parts, ranging from precision engineering pieces to disposable consumer goods.
The process can make either thermoplastic or thermoset parts. Typically material is fed into a heated barrel, and forced into a mold cavity by a reciprocating screw or a ram injector. The injection molded part cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold. Read more