What Does Plastic Injection Moulding Mean And What Should I Know?

One of the most commonly used plastic production process in the industries is the plastic injection moulding. The wide range of uses and the diversity of moulding especially in producing both disposable consumer plastics and vast reengineering plastic components have really endeared it to many industrial design of plastic packaging.

Of What Uses Are The Plastic Injection Moulding?

The plastic injection process is usually used in the production of many thermoplastics such as polycarbonate, nylon, polystyrene etc. This process doesn’t just give plastic manufacturers the freedom to design several types of micro and industrial plastics but the average weight of the plastic product is usually light when compared to the plastic production process that was use some years back. It is not surprising that there are many huge shaped and brilliantly designed plastic products in the market today, thanks to the plastic moulding production process.

Producing different types of plastics with the plastic injection machines are quite easy because it usually begins by having the material introduced to the injection machine through a hopper. The plastic moulding machine consists of reciprocating screws that are usually driven by the electric motor and a heated barrel. This electric motor or the hydraulic usually transports the molten polymer via some arranged gates or funnels and deposits them into a temperature controlled split mould.

During the injection phase of the plastic production, the reciprocating screw usually acts as the ram and also melts the polymer. Depending on the required size, shapes etc of the finished plastic product, the melted or plasticized polymer are usually injected into the mould. But this takes place after the additional heating that is usually occasioned by procession action of the screw on the polymer.

In the plastic injection creative process, very high pressure is usually applied depending on the type of plastic material that is being processed and the sort of end product that is being produced.