The plastic injection molding machine has literally revolutionized the simple and fast fabrication of plastic products in countless industries. We use something created through this technique every day: from the comb we use on our hair in the morning to the dashboard on the car we drive home in at night. It can be said without exaggeration that the possibilities for the use of this machine are truly limitless. Here is a quick overview of how a plastic injection molding machine works as well as some applications for it you may not have thought of.
How It Works: 1-2-3
1. A design for a product is engineered and a metal mold is created and attached to the machine
2. Plastic material is fed into a heated barrel then forced into the mold cavity
3. Once filled, the mold and product cool and the product is popped out
Simple, right? This common-sense technique is super-fast and super-efficient, allowing for the mass production of customized plastic products with a minimum necessary amount of worker handling.
Common Applications for a Plastic Injection Molding Machine
If you have children at home, you can be sure that an injector machine is used to create virtually all of their toys' solid plastic parts. The technology is also used for plastic bottle caps and other types of convenience packaging aids in the food industry. The medical device field uses it to make knee braces, parts for heart pumps, fetal heartbeat monitors, and more. It is also essential to the production of aerospace and automotive parts, computer electronics systems, and even kitchen gadgets.
Today's consumer-driven products require higher use of plastics than ever before: now you know how a lot of them are made!