Plastics extrusion is a high volume manufacturing process in which raw plastic material is melted and formed into a continuous profile. Extrusion produces items such as pipe/tubing, weather stripping, fencing, deck railings, window frames, plastic films and sheeting, thermoplastic coatings, and wire insulation.
Injection molding is the most commonly used manufacturing process for the fabrication of plastic parts. A wide variety of products are manufactured using injection molding, which vary greatly in their size, complexity, and application. The injection molding process requires the use of an injection molding machine, raw plastic material, and a mold. The plastic is melted in the injection molding machine and then injected into the mold, where it cools and solidifies into the final part.
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Blow Molding is a highly developed molding technology developed back in the late 1800's to produce celluloid baby rattles. It is best suited for basically hollow parts (such as plastic bottles) with uniform wall thicknesses, where the outside shape is a major consideration. The first polyethylene bottle was manufactured using the blow molding process in December of 1942. This was the real beginning of a huge industry which currently produces 30 to 40 billion plastic bottles per year in the U.S. alone.
Rotational molding technology is expanding the capabilities of polymer product manufacturers by enabling them to create light-weight, seamless, stress-free parts of virtually any size in the most complex shapes. Rotationally molded products represent a wide range of materials, performance characteristics, colors, surface textures and finishes. The products can be custom-designed to meet precise market requirements more economically than by conventional injection or blow molding.
Overmolding is a molding process in which two or more materials are combined to produce a single part. Typically the part seamlessly binds a rigid plastic with a rubber–like elastomer. The result is a soft-touch, non–slip surface common on power tools, toothbrushes, razors, consumer electronics, medical devices and more.
Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a convex, or into a concave, single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum (suction of air). The vacuum forming process can be used to make most product packaging and speaker casings. It is also used to fabricate car dashboards.
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