Introduction to Plastic Industry Parts Mould and custom injection molding and when to use them
What is an injection mold?
Injection Molding An injection mold is a hollow form - usually made of stainless steel - into which molten plastic is injected to make the desired part or product. They have holes (called cavities) in the middle of the part or product shape. In addition to the shape of the cavities, the number of cavities can vary depending on the number of different components or individual parts that need to be produced in each cycle.
What is custom injection molding?
In the custom injection molding process, we can work with your company every step of the way as needed to create a product that meets your expectations. The custom process begins with part design, prototyping, and mold design, and our decades of plastics expertise and experience can help you make design choices to meet your budget, design requirements, and other specific requirements. We can then manufacture your product, making any required adjustments along the way. Finally, our full-service facilities can also provide additional services such as assembly, trim, packaging, warehousing, and fulfillment.
When to use or look for custom injection molds
While there are many standard injection molds available, not every project has a suitable existing mold. Custom injection molds are often required when an organization requires a part or product with the following characteristics:
Strict Standards. Custom molds can be built to produce components that meet the exact requirements and constraints of the customer. This is critical for parts and products used in highly regulated markets, such as aircraft components or medical equipment.
High precision is required. Custom molds are specifically designed to meet a customer's product and production needs, so they are more likely to manufacture the required components to the necessary specifications and quantities.
intricate design. Custom tooling is not limited to producing standard component designs. They can be customized to fit almost any component shape or size, so they can be used to produce highly unique or complex parts and products.