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An Overview of Polymer Processing Technology
      with an Emphasis on Injection Molding

Most plastic materials can be manufactured using machining technology such as turning, milling, and drilling.  Many plastic components are thin walled, and hence problematic for machining operations.  Thus, injection molding is often considered for these types of thin walled components although the production volume may be very low.  If a polymer component is initially machined, as the volume increases it makes sense to consider injection molding and other processes.

The shape of a plastic component can dictate the manufacturing process that is required.  Blow molding is a polymer process that is used to produce hollow thermoplastic components in high volume.  Rotational molding is also used to produce hollow products in all shapes and sizes.  Tooling for rotational molding is less expensive than blow molding or injection molding.  Thermoforming is used to convert plastic sheet material into a wide variety of components.  Extrusion processing can be used to produce components with consistent linear profiles such as pipe, tube, and film. 

Injection molding is analogous to several of the metal casting processes.  Injection molding requires tooling, and the process can produce tight tolerance parts with a quality surface finish in a very labor efficient manner.  Additionally, injection molding can produce components made from thermoplastics and thermosets.  Thermosets requires specialized equipment.  A wide range of machinery with different tonnages are available that can produce nearly any size of part imaginable.  On rare occasion, a part may need a better surface finish or a tighter tolerance held in a specific area and in this case the part is machined after being injection molded. 

In summary, injection molding is truly a versatile manufacturing technology.  Components can be produced for a wide range of volumes (typically hundreds to millions), materials (all thermoplastics and thermosets), shapes (most shapes except hollow, flat and profile items), sizes (virtually no limitations), and all of these can be produced with a quality surface finish to very tight tolerances.  Injection molding is one of the most widely utilized polymer processes.

 

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