plastic injection molding

We focus on all aspects that deal with plastic injection mold production. At JATCO we try to stay informed with things such as latest science and technology that may affect the production and distribution of plastic products.

What is an injection molding machine and how does it work?

This is a question we hear a bit and wanted to give everyone a quick explanation of what exactly an injection molding machine is and how its capable of turning little plastic pellets into a sturdy finished product. First let’s quickly go over what injection molding process actually is. “Injection molding” is a manufacturing process where a material substance such as metal, plastic, glass, or others are heated and then fed into a mold cavity where the...

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1500-ton Injection Molding Machine

JATCO, Incorporated has a wide range and depth of state-of-the-art injection molding machines that have the capabilities to create small, intricate objects that are barely visible, to large products the size of roadside garbage bins, pallets, and agricultural crates. In our Modesto facility, our largest press is 1500-tons, which is almost as big as a tractor trailer. A machine this size is unique to Northern California, especially custom molders. It is capable of...

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What is Injection Molding

What is Injection Molding? Injection molding is a process that is used to produce both large and small volume of parts that are typically made out of plastic resin pellets that can virgin, recycled, engineered and/or compounded with biomaterials.  The process of injection molding itself is a little more complicated than what most would think, but here is a simplified version of the injection molding process: First, plastic resin used to create parts is melted by the heated...

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