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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 barrel of injection molding machine
  • Next, the molten material is then injected through high pressure into a steel mold
  • Then, material is mechanically cooled while in the mold to attain specific dimensions and requirements
  • Finally, the hardened material is ejected from the mold where secondary and/or assembly operations may occur and is packaged and made ready for shipping.

What can you make from injection molding?

Plastic injection molding is used to manufacture an almost endless array of products.  JATCO engineers and manufactures items for a variety of industries including automotive, housewares, electronics. medical, solar, construction, toys, and agriculture.

What makes JATCO unique is that we are a custom molding company which means that we are not tied to one specific industry or manufacturer. This gives us flexibility to evaluate many different opportunities, and uniquely positions us to get exposed to new and sometimes disruptive technologies.

Our redundant capabilities and depth of machine range allow us to make parts as large as roadside garbage bins down to components that are barely visible by the eye with heightened tolerances.

Contact us today to learn more how we can help you with your plastic injection molding needs and how we can help you speed up your production process!

You may also wish to check out the following resources:

Wikipedia definition of injection moulding.