Producing Plastic Goods – How? How Many? And How Fast?
April 19, 2017
Plastic goods are everywhere, from plates to planes, it’s a technology that became popular around the mid-20th century and has only grown since. But not all plastic goods are created in the same way. There are various different manufacturing processes that can be used to create a plastic item, but only certain processes are viable for certain things.
Injection moulding is one of the most common processes used to create plastic goods. However, it is a process that is only economically viable if a very high output is going to be made. An injection moulding machine can convert plastic granules to a safety helmet in 40 seconds, that is 2160 in 24 hours, 5,120 in a week and 786,240 in a year. This is a high quantity of helmets being produced in a considerably short time-frame. When compared to other forms of plastic construction, injection moulding can create far more than most, and faster than most.