Top Advantages of Injection Molded Parts

Injection molded parts are among the most common forms of custom parts manufacture using plastic as the main component. They’re also simpler in function and more reliable than other methods of plastic molding. Here are six of the top advantages of using injection molding to make the parts you need for your next project.  
  1. Faster Production and Higher Efficiency
  There are many great reasons why using injection molding to create plastic parts has become the most common and efficient method of custom parts manufacture. Depending on the size and complexity of the injection molded parts, they can be manufactured in anywhere from 15 to 120 seconds. Because of the short intervals between each cycle, it is possible to make a large number of parts within a very short period of time. In turn, this helps to drive profits while helping to keep the cost of manufacturing low.  
  1. Injection Molding Works with Complex Designs
  The process of injection molding makes it possible for engineers to design complex parts while still allowing them to be made at high speeds. At the same time, injection molding allows for very small variations in tolerances, often as low as 0.005". Once the molds have been created, it is possible to manufacture millions of parts that are virtually identical.  
  1. Extra Strong Parts
  When designing injection molded parts, it falls on the designer to determine whether the parts need to be flexible or if they must remain rigid at all times. By adding gussets and integrated ribs to the mold, the final parts will have the strength they need, while still being mass-produced.  
  1. Choice of Colors and Materials
  Two of the most essential choices when working with custom parts manufacture are the ability to decide on which types of plastic will best suit the finished product and the color of these materials. The wide range of available polymers and colors offer endless choices for each design. Be sure you are working with an injection molding company that is experienced in working with a large variety of resins along with numerous applications for the best results.  
  1. Reduced Waste Production
  When searching for the right plastic injection molding company, look for one with green manufacturing initiatives in place. This process tends to generate a lot of waste plastic. Look for a company that recycles the excess plastic for use in future manufacturing. Most resins used to craft injection molded parts can be recycled and reused, cutting down on waste and costs.  
  1. Reduced Labor Costs
  Typical manufacturing processes require high numbers of employees to maintain and operate the production line. Most injection molding systems are fully automated, allowing for minimal supervision and reducing overhead costs while still being able to mass produce high-quality injection molded parts. These reduced costs can be passed on to customers in the form of lower prices while still maintaining super quality.   To learn more about how this type of plastic injection molding can help your business, contact Additive Manufacturing at (877) 238-7907 and let our experts explain how we can help.