As complicated as plastic injection molding might sound to a consumer, it is a very common manufacturing method used to create a host of everyday items. From intricate, complex components to larger objects, injection molding plastic is incredibly versatile. Below are just a few objects we come across each day, many of which are made from plastic injection molding.
Material: PP, ABS, PC, ABS+PC, Nylon, Delrin (POM), PMMA, AS, PS, PE, PET, PVC, PEEK, etc; GF added material (ABS+GF, PA66+GF, PA666+GF); Rubber like material (TPE, PU, NBR, silicone, NBR+TPE etc)
Special specification available depend on different material and requirement: scracth resistant, flame resistant, UV resistant, food grade, chemical resistant, etc.
Sizes: All size and thickness available.
Process: Injection molding, overmolding.
Surface finish: texture (VDI/MT standard, or made to client's sample), polished (high polish, mirror polish), smooth, painting, powder coating etc.
Colors: clear (standard clear or high optical clear), semi-transparent, other colors (pantone code #, or made to client's sample).
Injection molding is a great technology for finished production on a massive scale. It is also useful for finalized prototypes that are used for consumer and/or product testing. Prior to this late stage in production, however, 3D printing is much more affordable and flexible for products in the early stages of design.