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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding


Injection moulding is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes in the world today. Here at CJ Tools & Mouldings, we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of this process. If you look around you there are probably hundreds of injection moulded parts everywhere you look.

 

The Benefits of Injection Moulding

 

Fast production

 

Injection moulding can produce a huge amount of parts per hour, depending on how many impressions are in tool, but you’re looking at something between 15-30 seconds for each cycle time.

 

Material and Colour Flexibility

 

When you have, your tool made, you can change the material and colour of the part that you’re producing.

 

Labour Costs Low

 

A self-grating, automatic tool runs on an injection moulding machine without very much difficulty at all. Your parts can be readied with little or no labour on top of the production.

 

Design Flexibility

 

Injection moulded parts have an almost limitless amount of flexibility, you just need to be able to design around certain restrictions outlines below.

 

Low Waste

 

The majority of plastics recycle – the plastic waste is usually grinded up and reused.

 

The Disadvantages of Injection Moulding

 

High initial tooling cost

 

There’s a high cost to entry to get a tool made in this process and industry.

 

Part design restrictions

 

The process of injection moulding means there are some restriction with regards to part design. You might need to make a few changes to your parts so we’re able to produce them for you or you may have to decide on a different manufacturing technique.

 

Accurate costing is hard to do

With Injection moulding, there are always unpredictable changes you should make sure that you budget for.

 

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Added: 04 Jul 2017 13:33


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