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Injection Moulding

What is injection moulding and how does injection moulding work?

Injection moulding along with extrusion ranks as one of the prime processes for producing plastic articles. It is a fast process and is used to produce large numbers of identical items from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods.

Most thermoplastics can be processed by injection moulding; the most common materials used include:

  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene ABS
  • Nylon PA
  • Polycarbonate PC
  • Polypropylene PP

How Does Injection Moulding Work?

Material granules for the part is fed via a hopper into a heated barrel, melted using heater bands and the frictional action of a reciprocating screw barrel. The plastic is then injection through a nozzle into a mould cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity. The mould tool is mounted on a moveable platen – when the part has solidified, the platen opens and the part is ejected out using ejector pins.

After a product is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer, moulds are made by a mouldmaker (or toolmaker) from metal, usually either steel or aluminum, and precision-machined to form the features of the desired part..

FKD makes high quality plastic products. High quality because of:

  • We are few of the companies that are able to make these products
  • We use high quality plastics
  • Using innovative mould structures
  • Using different injection moulding techniques
  • The products are tested under strict supervision to ensure the quality of the product.
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