Conceived as a Mass-Production tecnique, it is now becoming a miracle of Innovation and Technology.
It is of general knowledge that the plastic industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, presenting a constant growth of the applications of plastic materials in the most diverse aspects of our life. Moreover, innovation and resources allow an employment of plastics in ways there not even conceivable in a recent past, with also conversions from others materials such wood, metal, glass, or paper to plastics.
Plastic injection: few weaknesses for a multitude of strengths
The plastic injection moulding technique (you can see our used injection moulding machines) has always responded to this extremely raising demand of plastic in our daily life, and that is thanks to its properties: with just a few weak points such as initial equipment investment, potentially high running costs, and the need to design mouldable parts, it can ensure high production rates, repeatable high tolerances, the ability to use a wide range of materials, low labour cost, minimal scrap losses, and little need to finish parts after moulding.
Going to new dimensions with plastic machines
Nowadays injection molding goes far beyond to that: it is no longer just a technique ensuring mass production as it was conceived especially from the WWII onwards, but it adapts to the current needs of the 21st century embracing IT technology, high design value, top precision.
This can be seen in brands such as Babyplast or Sumitomo that are well-known thanks to their Micro-injection technology also called Zero-molding.
Micro-injection allows to inject material at microscopic level to create microscopic parts where high precision and performance era essential: among their applications the most relevant is the medical-surgical one.
On the other hand, injection moulding machines go beyond their standard dimensions at the extremely opposite level as well: this can be exemplified by the Italtech 6000 T. This machine which is even based on two floors allows to inject extremely high dimension materials.
Applications with No Limits
To conclude, the applications and fields possible with the injection moulding machines are in impressive rise and can be seen , to give some examples in:
– Aerospace and Automotive components
– Cable assemblies
– Computer and electronics
– Engineering prototypes
– Medical & dental products
– Medical laboratories
– Model shops, toys, hobby
– New product design & development
– R&D labs
– Prototype knobs
– Components for blood analyzer equipment
– Heart pump parts
– Orthopedic devices
– EKG & oxygen parts, etc.
Just to name a few, and who knows, what the future applications will be!