Injection molding is a common method for mass production and is often preferred over other processes, given its capability to economically make complex parts to tight tolerance. Before any parts can be molded, however, a suitable injection mold must be designed, manufactured, and commissioned.
Thermo Plastic Molding
Thermoplastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that creates fully functional parts by injecting plastic resin into a pre-made mold. Thermoplastic injection molding has several sub categories, such as rapid injection molding, which is best utilized in fine tuning prototypes prior to a product being given the go-ahead…
Thermoset molding is the injection of plastic into a heated mold in order to set. This is in contrast to thermoplastics which are injected into a cooled mold to set.
Thermoset molded products have electrical and thermal insulation properties, which make them ideal for electrical and electronic applications. They are resistant to corrosion and have high impact strength, depending on the resin, and are cost competitive with engineered thermoplastics.
Stack Molds are high production plastic injection molds with multiple parting lines. With stack molding, we can produce multiple injection molded plastic parts more economically over a large production run. Stack molds can also produce multi-component assemblies or a family of parts in one shot on one plastic injection molding machine.
Lower your part cost and gain competitive advantage with stack molds in custom plastic injection molding.
Micro-molding must be capable of producing thousands, millions, even billions of parts with the same precision.
Micro-molding is defined as a very unique Injection Molding process requiring specialized molding machine capable of delivering high injection speed , high injection pressure, precise shot control, uniform melt temperature and ultra fine resolution using servo-electric drives and sophisticated controls.
sometimes known as 2 shot molding or 2K molding, is an innovative manufacturing process used to produce complicated molded parts from two different materials. It is performed on one machine, which can rotated automatically. The mold is programmed to perform with 2 nozzles for different materials injection.
Double Injection Molding combine with hard and soft materials to create powerful molecular bond. It can be used for a variety of product designs across all industries. It also allows for molding using clear plastics, colored graphics and stylish finishes which improves your product functionality and marketing value.
When a plastic part with a fastener, connector, nut or any type of component, it will need insert molding. The process is to insert the metal component in to a mold cavity for plastic injection molding. Both thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers are commonly used. Materials supported PP, ABS, PC/ABS, PA 66, and so on.
Insert molding reduces cycle time and labor costs for manufactures. Possible applications can be living consumers, enclosures, panels, small components, etc…
Olympic works with a wide range of plastics materials: