Applications For Plastic Injection Molding

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Contract Manufacturing

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Injection molding is a popular method for producing components in large volumes. The mass production of goods is the most common application of this process. Of all the currently available techniques, plastic injection molding is the most versatile. Plants across the United States, including the states of California, Minnesota, and Texas, use relatively hard or soft plastics in a variety of applications.

Common Applications

When the requirement is for complex, high-quality components, companies can rely on the plastic injection molding process. Using plastic makes it possible for a molding company to produce these components inexpensively and quickly. The more common applications for plastic injection molding are the following industries:

• Automotive: Components include

◦ Body panels
◦ Bumpers
◦ Grilles
◦ Headlights
◦ Hoods
◦ Valve

• Aerospace: Major components are chassis, turbines, and panels
• Electronics: These include computers and other IT parts
• Food and Beverage: Two examples are conveyor system components and beverage over caps
• Medical: In this industry, plastic injection molding produces:

  • Catheters
  • Components for blood analyzer equipment
  • Custom Knee braces
  • EKG components
  • Fetal heartbeat monitors Heart pump parts
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Oxygen parts

• Medical laboratories: These require medical-grade, cleanroom equipment.
• Toys: From the very simple and inexpensive toys to the more complex and costly items, injection molding delivers

The process is often employed in the new product design and development, including the production of various prototypes.

Plastic Injection Molding: Durable, Versatile and Affordable

Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly employed by companies in Minnesota, Utah, Maine, and other states to mass produce parts since a single mold can provide an infinite number. Plastic injection molding involves the injection of melted hard or soft plastic into a mold cavity utilizing high pressure to do so. After a period of cooling, the part solidifies, hardens into the desired shape – one destined for use by one of several industries, including automotive, food, and medical manufacturers.

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