The Reasons to Use Plastic Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding is extremely versatile method of producing parts and products. It is one of the preferred methods for manufacturing parts because it has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic molding. Not only is plastic injection molding simpler and more reliable, it is also extremely efficient. You should have no doubts about using this method to manufacture parts.
In this article, we identify 5 specific reasons to use plastic injection molding for your parts manufacturing needs.
Reason #1: Plastic Injection Molding is Cost Effective
Furthermore, with reduced labor force the overall cost of manufacturing the parts is reduced and this cost saving can easily be passed on to the customer. Focusing on Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and other detailed processes during the design phase significantly reduces the number of problems sometimes encountered with moldability, minimizing the need for expensive tooling changes, downtime, and other production delays.
Plastic injection molding is an automated process. A majority of the injection molding process is performed by machines and robotics which a sole operator can control and manage. Automation helps to reduce manufacturing costs, as the overheads are significantly reduced.
Reason #2: Plastic Injection Molding is Versatile
Injection molding can handle extremely complex parts. complex and intricate shapes can easily be designed and manufactured which otherwise would have been too complicated and expensive to manufacture. The strength and durability of plastics has greatly increased over the years, and today’s lightweight thermoplastics can withstand even the harshest environments on par with — or better than — metal parts. Injection molding gives you freedom in design choices, especially when compared to metal.
Reason #3: Plastic Injection Molding is Efficient
Once the injection molds have been designed to the customer’s specifications and the presses pre-programmed, the actual molding process is very quick compared to other methods of molding. Plastic injection molding allows more parts to be manufactured from a single mold.
Reason #4: Plastic Injection Molding is Customizable
The advances in polymers over the years have contributed to the development of a large selection of resins from which to choose. Plastics can be colored using various coloring systems, each of which offers its own unique properties.
Reason #5: Plastic Injection Molding is Repeatable, Predictable and Consistent
High-output production of complex plastic parts requires a consistent, repeatable process to achieve designs with tight tolerances. Injection molding helps ensure a consistent quality by repeatedly using the same mold for each part, backed by an injection molder’s continuous improvement practices that incorporate current leading-edge technologies.
Reasons to Choose MPP for Plastic Injection Molding
MPP is a custom injection mold manufacturer providing rapid delivery, competitive pricing and superior customer service for prototype and production molds across a wide range of materials and industries.
If you are new to injection molding, we are the ideal company to help you. We put customers first. We can guide you through the entire process, from design to prototyping to build and through to production. We know how to maximize efficiency and overcome any design or process challenges.
Why choose MPP? When you choose MPP, you get:
- A team of mold builders who have a combined 100+ years of mold building experience
- Expert knowledge of plastics and manufacturing processes
- In-house engineering and design services from experience engineers
- In-house repair and maintenance from skilled mold builders, welders and machine operators
- A Quality Assurance system that meets all requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Standard
- Pickup and delivery from anywhere, anytime
- Personalized attention
To discover how we can help you, call 810.364.2939 or contact us.