More about our Plastics Injection Moulding Process
So what is plastics injection moulding… and how is it done?
You’ve heard about plastics injection moulding, you might even have a basic understanding of how the process works, but how well do you really understand the process? Let us break it down for you.
What plastics can be injection moulded?
Supaflow uses a range of materials when it comes to plastics injection moulding – including nylon, polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene. These materials are recognised as thermoplastics, meaning that they can be heated at high temperatures, and by applying pressure, can be moulded into distinctive shapes depending on the product you require. Other materials that may be moulded include metals, glasses, confections, elastomers, and so on.
What is the injection moulding process?
Moulding is known as the process of shaping a liquid or pliable material, using a rigid, fixed mould. The procedures employed in the injection moulding process facilitate the production of high-quality segments of thermoplastics.
The techniques used are highly efficient, accurate and quick. First and foremost, the plastic material granules are softly melted and filled into a particular mould specifically designed for your product. This mould shapes the melted plastic, and once cooled, the tool releases the part from the machine.
What is injection moulding used for?
First of all, there is the design of a new product, which is done by either an engineer or an industrial designer. Second of all, a mould maker, who is known as the manufacturer that develops the frames from metal, steel or aluminium, will make use of accurate precision technology to form the individual features of the given part.
Mainly, injection moulding is used for producing a broad range of parts, ranging from the tiniest components to cars and body panels. Each part of the object has to be attentively designed in order to ensure the ideal moulding process. Concurrently, the versatility of this process is determined by the design considerations.
What is a plastic injection moulding machine?
An injection moulding machine is often referred to as an injection press – a machine that manufactures plastic products, with the assistance of injection moulding techniques. Such a device comprises of two primary parts – an injection unit and a clamping unit.
These machines can design the parts either from a horizontal or vertical position. There are various ways of fastening the parts; the most commonly met is represented by the manual clamps. Nonetheless, in many cases, hydraulic and magnetic clamps are used. Typically, they are utilised idn the situation in which quick tool alterations are required. Machines are classified into three distinctive categories – hydraulic, mechanical and electric.
Supaflow – the leading plastic injection moulding company
Supaflow has a far-reaching experience in the field of plastic injection moulding. We are specialised in providing our customers with excellent moulding services that surpass any other service in Australia. Our advanced abilities and skills, together with our in-depth comprehension of this industry enable us to function as the ideal solution to our customers’ manufacturing needs. Our state of the art equipment, as well as our modern facility, provide us with the flexibility of offering our customers precise, minutely-designed products.
Over the years, Supaflow has evolved with one sole purpose at stake – fulfilling the customer demands, and providing excellent services. In fact, our focus has always been and will always be directed to the client. That’s why we firmly believe in the importance of creating lasting partnerships with our customers, and always going above and beyond when it comes to your injection moulding needs. Having more than 30 years of experience in this industry, we are the leading plastic injection moulding company in South-East Queensland.
Our services are readily available to you 24/7, hence, don’t hesitate to contact us!