It’s hard to deny the prevalence of plastic injection molding in today’s world. Studies have indicated that nearly 30-40% of all household products in use today are made from the plastic mold injection process, so to deny it’s use in today’s world would be nothing short of asinine.
The plastic injection molding process is one of the most effective ways of producing large quantities of plastic parts using some the most efficient machinery to date. The process allows for the production of certain plastic parts by melting small plastic granules and then injecting them under high pressure into mold cavities for an exact shape. Once the plastic molding is cooled and hardened, the mold opens, releasing the part, and then the process repeats itself.
As with any process, there are pros and cons. The pros in many regards, far outnumber the cons and include but are not limited to: being able to replicate a high tolerance level in the products being produced, being able to keep up with intense levels of production , and lower costs for labor. Plastic injection molding also has the added benefit of lower scrap costs because the mold is made to the exact specifications of the client using state of the art technology, cutting down on time and waste.
Plastic Injection Molding Vs Plastic Machining
Unlike plastic molding, plastic machining, it’s close relative, involves the process of shaving small slivers of plastic from a larger object in order to form a certain shape. Besides involving a much different process, plastic machining can also cost companies nearly 30 times as much as plastic mold injection due to the cost of the initial mold and the higher expense of machinery.
Thankfully, for clients that know the importance of plastic molding injection, there are businesses such as Paxon Plastic, which specialize in custom plastic injection molding. We will make a mock up mold to the exact specifications, run it through a detailed systematic process, and present the completed piece to the deciding members of your organization along with an estimate to complete the job in a timely fashion.