When Strength and Durability are What Matters: Injection Molding is The Way To Go
Look around, there’s plastic everywhere, and chances are that it had been injection molded. There are tons of reasons for this: cost, speed, versatility. But when strength and durability are what matters, then injection molding is the way to go.
1. Incredible Precision
The precision of injected molded parts is phenomenal. In engineering, precision parts keep things from moving, and lack of movement reduces wear. With an accuracy of .005 inches, you can be sure that everything is going to screw down tight, requiring less maintenance over time.
2. One Part
Injection molding has few limitations, and often parts can be molded as one single piece. Connection points tend to be the weak link in finished products. Anywhere screws are involved is more than likely the point of failure. Since you can often use just one molded piece instead of multiple fastened together, you’ll come out with a sturdier product overall.
3. Flexible Plastic Choices
Plastic has a huge variety in tensile strength, durability, and flexibility, and many of the softer plastics are difficult to mill because of this. With injection molding, however, this is not a problem. You can get the part to your specifications, every time.
4. High Strength Fillers
Molded plastic can be augmented with specialized fillers. While these fillers decrease the density of the liquid plastic, they actually enhance the strength of the finished product.
5. Smooth Finish
Injection molding is able to create a very smooth surface finish on your parts. Because of this, no further processes are required to get your product ready to go on the shelves. With no extra finishing required, parts are less likely to take damage, saving you time and money.
If you have more questions about injection molding and its many applications, please contact us today. We’d be happy to assist you.