PLASTIC INJECTION MOLD TOOLING is suited to high volume manufacturing, as it is capable of creating multiple quantities of solid plastic parts repeatedly with a very fast production cycle.
Plastic mold tools will have a unique design, that will be able to withstand high pressures involved, and provide a channel for the molten plastic to flow into the mould, extract heat from the part and provide a method of separating the part once it is has solidified.
What is Plastic Injection Mould Tooling?
Plastic Injection Mould Tooling is the creation of unique plastic mold
tools that are used to manufacture plastic parts.
The plastic moulds consist of both moving and fixed sections which are clamped together at the beginning of the manufacturing process.
Molten plastic is then fed into the clamped mould at a very high pressure. If gas assist systems are used then air is pumped into the mould to ensure the plastic is uniformly covering the entire cavity.
Finally, the plastic is cooled and hardened within the mould, before the tool opens to release the component.
The Plastic Injection Moulding Process
Here is a more detailed description of the use of plastic mold
- The plastic pellets are fed into and melted within the barrel of the moulding machine
- At the end of the barrel are the machine moulds. The moulds consist of both moving and fixed platens which are clamped together under pressure at the beginning of the process
- The molten plastic is then injected into the clamped mould at high pressure.
- Once all the plastic has been injected into the mould, air is pumped under high pressure into the inside of the mould to ensure the plastic has uniformly covered the entire mould cavity
- The plastic is then allowed to cool and solidify within the mould
- The mould platens release and the mould tool is opened
- The plastic parts are then removed from the plastic injection machine with rods, a plate, or blasts of air.
This is a very rapid and reliable process and repeat injection moulded products can be created to the same finish and quality each time. This manufacturing process is used to produce products such as bottle caps, casings, covers, syringes, bins, car body parts and many other plastic products that you use in everyday life.
enquire about PLASTIC INJECTION MOLD TOOLING
UK tooling is delivered within 35/40 days of approval. For off shore tooling we will import the moulds and manage all duties and taxes. One of our UK Engineers will attend installation trials at your facility or your chosen plastic moulding supplier.
Sea freight lead-time: 35-40 calendar days door to door.
Air freight lead-time: 7 – 10 calendar days door to door.
Our Plastic Injection Mould Tools
Class 1 :
Rated for a minimum of 1 million cycles.
Built for high volume production made from high quality materials.
Rated for under 500,000 cycles.
Medium volume production mould. A popular mould for low to medium production needs.
Class 3 :
Rated for less than 500 cycles.
The least expensive mould for limited quantities or prototype parts.