Injection molding is the most common manufacturing proc […]
Injection molding is the most common manufacturing process for making plastic parts. A wide variety of products are manufactured using injection molding, which vary widely in size, complexity, and application. The injection molding process requires the use of an injection molding machine, virgin plastic material, and a mold. The plastic is melted in an injection molding machine and then injected into a mold, where it cools and solidifies into the final part.
Injection molding is used to produce thin-walled plastic parts for a variety of applications, the most common of which is plastic housings. A plastic enclosure is a thin-walled enclosure that typically requires many ribs and bumps indoors. These enclosures are used in a variety of products, including home appliances, consumer electronics, power tools, and automotive dashboards. Other common thin-walled products include different types of open containers such as barrels. Injection molding is also used to produce several everyday items such as toothbrushes or small plastic toys. Many medical devices, including valves and syringes, are also manufactured using injection molding.