Injection moulding is a process that allows injection of plastic into heated steel moulds to create different shapes and sizes. The injection molding industry has been around since the 1940’s, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s when injection moulding really started to take off. In this post, we’ll show you how injection molding can be used in various industries such as automotive manufacturing, electronics, medical equipment and more!
What is injection moulding?
In injection moulding, plastic is heated and placed into a steel mold. There are two main types of injection moulds: open-mold and closed-mould. An open-mould pulls in the molten material to create an object with many cavities that will be joined together post processing (e.g., car doors).
A closed-mould pushes down on the substance from one end to form an entire shape at once without any separate parts (e.g., milk bottle caps). The industry has come a long way since its invention – nowadays injection molders use sophisticated computer aided design software to produce items like these!
What can you do with injection moulding?
The injection moulding process has been used in industries as diverse as manufacturing, food processing, medical equipment and more.
– Manufacturing: injection molding is often used to make a variety of items such as car parts or even the arms for a robot!
– Food Processing: injection molds are typically made out of tough materials like steel that can withstand the high heat necessary to melt ingredients into them. This means injection molded food containers can be safely placed directly onto ovens, microwaves and any surface without fear it will crack or warp – no need for double dipping!
The same goes for drink bottles. In fact many people prefer plastic milk jugs because they feel less wasteful than cartons which require both paperboard plus aluminum foil on the outside.
– Medical Equipment: injection molding is a complicated process which means it often takes years of specialized training to perfect the art and science of making medical equipment like pacemaker leads or implantable devices for hernia repair.