Injection molding is a method of shaping thermoplastic materials.
It consists of softening the material until it is viscous and then kneading it at the screw-type plunger. The material is then injected under high pressure into a hot or cold mold with one or more cavities. When it meets the walls of the mold, the material solidifies into shape. The workpiece can then be removed from the mold.
- The most frequently used raw materials are plastics and elastomers (rubbers)
- Some metals and alloys with relatively low melting points
- For the manufacture of large or very large production runs of manufactured products
- For components in sectors such as automotive, household appliances, information technology, furniture, etc
- For plastic parts measuring from a few millimeters to several meters for car bodies, garden furniture and many other activities