What is Injection Moulding Machine?
An injection molding machine, also known as an injection press, is a machine for manufacturing plastic products by the injection molding process. It consists of two main parts: the injection unit and the clamping unit. The injection unit is responsible for melting the plastic and injecting it into the mold, while the clamping unit holds the mold in place and opens and closes it to remove the finished product.
The injection molding process begins by melting the plastic material, usually in the form of pellets or granules, in the injection unit. The molten plastic is then injected into a cooled mold under high pressure. The plastic then solidifies inside the mold, taking on the shape of the mold’s interior cavity. The mold is then opened, and the finished product is removed.
Injection molding machines come in various sizes, from small to large, and are capable of producing a wide range of products from small, simple parts to large, complex products. They are widely used in various industries including automotive, medical, packaging and consumer goods among others.
The main advantage of injection molding is its high speed, with machines that can produce hundreds of thousands of parts per day depending on the size of the machine and the complexity of the product. Additionally, the process is highly versatile and can produce parts in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and materials with high precision and accuracy.
Overall, injection molding is an efficient and cost-effective way to produce large quantities of parts with a high degree of accuracy and consistency.