Guide to Injection Moulding

Injection moulding is a widely used process in the manufacturing industry and can be used to make a wide variety of plastic components for many different industries. It’s the process of melting down a material to a molten form then injecting it into a mould and letting it set it into the desired shape. 

Materials Used for Injection Moulding

 

A range of polymers can be used in the injection moulding process but it largely depends on the product that is being created, and what the function of it will be, that determines the specific material that will be used. 

At Protomould Plastics, we use a variety of processing materials in our injection moulding process:

  • Polypropylene
  • ABS
  • ASA
  • TPE
  • SEBS
  • Nylon
  • GF Nylon
  • PC ABS.

Injection moulding can be performed with metal too, but this method is called die-casting and is a slightly different process. 

 

Products Created by Injection Moulding

 

Injection moulding is used for many purposes and can be used to create whole products or smaller components of a final product. 

Popular products that are manufactured using the injection moulding process are bottle caps, combs, toys, computer components and outdoor furniture. Bespoke products can be made using injection moulding with a specially made mould, which is something that we offer here at Protomould Plastics. 

 

Injection Moulding at Protomould Plastics

 

At Protomould Plastics we offer a high-quality injection moulding service and pride ourselves on our professional and flexible approach. Our injection moulding service complies with ISO 9001: 2015 regulations and all of our machines are new from 2018 onwards and fully automated.

The machines that we operate with have a 60-320T press and shot weight capabilities up to 650g allowing us to manufacture products suiting a wide range of disciplines.

Speak to one of our experts today about injection moulding.