The Fundamentals of Molding: An Overview
Have you ever wondered what the benefits of insert molding are? Insert molding is a manufacturing process that can be used to create plastic parts. Plastic parts created this way typically have better mechanical properties, and they also require less labor to produce than do other types of plastics. It’s easy to see how these factors make it an attractive option for many companies!
The process uses two molds – one holds the main body while the other shapes inserts into specific areas inside those cavities. Once these plastics have cooled down and hardened sufficiently they can be removed from both molds before being sent off for final processing. Materials used in insert molding can vary, but a common type of plastic used is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) because it has good properties for packaging.
This process is becoming increasingly popular with companies in the following industries: Medical & Healthcare Packaging, Electronics Packaging, Retail Product Display and Presentation, and Food and Beverage Containers. Also, this process can be used for parts that require inserts, as well as other objects such as medical devices and appliances.
Some of the benefits associated with this manufacturing method include:
Insert Molding is a process that can be used to create plastic parts – using two molds, cavities are shaped and then cooled down before being removed from both molds for final processing. Benefits include better mechanical properties as well as less labor required in creation than other types of plastics.
Options are limitless, which is why this process continues to be in high demand. It’s great for mass production while also being easily customized to meet specific needs.