Often people working with machinery on a daily basis will find themselves looking for certain parts to repair broken machinery. The part needed might be discontinued or unavailable for whatever reason. Using injection moulding one can manufacture the part by injecting the molten material needed into a mould of the part required. Injection Moulding is mostly used for large scale projects, mass producing parts.

What materials can be used?

Materials used depend on the type of machine that is used, injection moulding can be done with materials ranging from glass, metal, elastomers and polymers.

The Process

Typically, the parts that need to be moulded are designed by engineers. Because of it’s mass production the mould needs to be flawless to eliminate product and capital loss. After the mould has been designed the mould making process starts. Moulds are usually made from metal so that it can withstand the heat of the material that it is being injected with.

Before committing to your mould it is important to make sure it is designed properly, moulds are often used repeatedly and any design flaws could have a severe financial implication.

Types of Injection Moulding

There are various types of injection moulding processes depending on the materials used. A few examples are: die casting, mainly used for metals, thin wall injection moulding, used for plastic moulding and silicone or rubber injection moulding.

Not only is injection moulding useful for mass part and tool production it is also used for prototypes before products are finalised. Allowing the manufacturer to test and preview the final product.

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