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.