Category: Moulding Machines

The Different Types of Moulding Machinery

There are many different methods that can be used for moulding plastics. Today, we are going to share two of the more common moulding techniques and what they are used for.

Thermoforming Moulding Process
This type of moulding process uses sheets of thin thermoplastic that is pressed into the mould through a vacuum process. The plastic will be heated until it is malleable which is when it will go through a vacuum to be put into place. This moulding process leaves no visible seams on the finished product, you will just need to trim away any excess plastic that escaped the mould.

Vacuum Forming
This form of moulding technology is where a thin sheet of plastic or film is stretched over a mould. The vacuum process will then suck the film around the mould creating the product that you desire. this can again be used for products that need a clean finish to them, with no seams showing.

Producing Plastic Goods – How? How Many? And How Fast?

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.


Injection Moulding machines for High quality Plastic Products

Craftsmanship such as moulding and carving will always be incredible skills, but today technology can provide a similar or perhaps better outcome, in quick timing. An injection moulding machine, commonly known as an injection press, is used to mould plastic products.

There are a wide range of products that are commonly made with an injection moulding machine, and it is known as an alternative to a 3d printer. With an injection press, you’re able to produce your own action figures, cover switches, signs, golf tees, poker chips, mugs and pretty much anything else you can think of.

These products are sure to be given a high quality finish, and the fact is you will be able to produce your own products with your own designs, and have them ready for your shop shelf in no time. That’s exactly what an injection moulding machine can offer, but its important know that they can be extremely expensive to purchase.