Injection moulding is a common manufacturing technique used to fabricate plastic parts. The plastic injection moulding process involves the use of injection moulding machinery, raw plastic material, and injection moulds. In brief, the entire process involves melting the plastic material in the injection moulding machinery and then injecting the molten plastic into the mould, where it cools down and hardens into a solid part, which is then ejected from the mould.

As a new plastic manufacturer, you may be interested in knowing why so many established plastic manufacturers operating in Australia favour the use of the injection moulding over other plastic manufacturing methods. Here is a sneak peek at some of the top perks that plastic injection moulding brings to the table.

It's accurate. 

With the introduction of computer numerical controlled (CNC) injection moulding machines, plastic manufacturers can produce consistent output that is of top quality. These state-of-the-art machines come with a built-in computer, which controls each action the machines perform. As a matter of fact, plastic injection moulding is so accurate that it can fabricate almost any kind of plastic part. Of course, there are some part design restrictions, but with a few adjustments or modifications to the initial design, you can manufacture just about any part you need with unparallelled precision.

It's flexible.

Another notable advantage of the plastic injection moulding process is its material and colour flexibility. You can change the material being made as well as the colour of the part that you are manufacturing, without any serious difficulty. With co-injection moulding, for example, you can simultaneously manufacture different types of plastics, without having to worry about compromising the quality of specific parts.  

It's fast.

Many plastic manufacturers, especially those that mass-produce plastic parts, find injection moulding to be an ideal method of manufacturing because it facilitates speedy production of parts. By employing the injection moulding technique, plastic manufacturers can produce a huge number of parts in record time. As long as the injection moulds have been designed as per the customer's requirements and the presses that subject the moulds to very high pressure have been pre-programmed, the production process itself is generally much faster compared to other moulding techniques. This high production rate helps save time and money in the long run.

It's good for the environment.

Plastic injection moulding is so efficient that it leads to less waste generation, compared to other moulding processes. As the need for environmental sustainability becomes greater by the day, plastic manufacturers could do with such eco-friendly manufacturing processes.