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Mold Fabrication: Simple way to get desired plastic molding

Apr 22nd 2015 at 11:51 PM

At present, we can witness plastic molds are replacing metals in various industrial usage. Plastic molds carry various advantages, which make them most favored choice of various industries like heavy electronics, refining industry, electrical goods, and so on. The demand of mold fabrication is not just limited to developed nation these days; however, the products made of plastic molds are won great popularity in under-developed and developing countries. We can find plastic molds as best alternative in every sphere of industrial solutions. Manufacturing plastic molds is very simple and repetitive process, which requires melting of polymers at high temperature then the molten plastic is poured in desired molds and cooled gradually in order to provide more strength to the mold. The process is named as over molding or plastic injection molding.

Injection molding has various aspects in order to make the mold according the requirement placed by various industries. Let us discuss in detail one by one each process.

RIM (Reaction Injection Molding)

It is the most cost efficient process of getting plastic molds. The process of manufacturing RIM is like injection molding where the parts of polymers are mixed at high temperature. The mixture is then poured into the mold and passes through various cooling channels, which solidifies the mixtures into desired shape provided by mold.

The mold obtained through RIM is very durable, tensile, and light weighted. Like metal molds it can also be painted easily as per preference of color. It consumes less time in getting desired shape; thus, it facilitates large scale production in order to meet huge order requirement.

IMD (In-Mold decorating) or IML (In-Mold Labeling)

As it is suggested by name itself, it the process of decorating and labeling of injection molds according to the requirement. It is done during course when molten mixture of polymers is taking their shape. IMD and IML are done by putting the label inside the mold through vacuum ports, electrostatic charge, or other method. After this the molten polymers are injected into the mold; thus, the label is attached permanently to the mold. It is very crucial as different industry have their unique demand of decoration and labeling. In order to meet the demand of different industry, it required during over molding.

The processes prove to be very advantageous in case of manufacturing medical devices, fast moving consumer goods parts, telecommunication devices, computer parts and its accessories, etc.

The processes have many advantages which include:

· Offers superior visual graphics

· Facilitates in labeling flat, curved, and 3D label on products

· Eliminates future costs incurred in getting desired color and labeling

· Helps in putting label at the bottom or at any corner of the mold

· Reduces huge inventory cost

· Makes labeling during the course of large scale production

· Offers wide range of choices in terms of color, graphic, and designs

· Provides firmness to the labeling and reduces the chances of its damage during transportation

 

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Mold Fabrication: Simple way to get desired plastic molding

Apr 23rd 2015 at 1:32 AM

At present, we can witness plastic molds are replacing metals in various industrial usage. Plastic molds carry various advantages, which make them most favored choice of various industries like heavy electronics, refining industry, electrical goods, and so on. The demand of mold fabrication is not just limited to developed nation these days; however, the products made of plastic molds are won great popularity in under-developed and developing countries. We can find plastic molds as best alternative in every sphere of industrial solutions. Manufacturing plastic molds is very simple and repetitive process, which requires melting of polymers at high temperature then the molten plastic is poured in desired molds and cooled gradually in order to provide more strength to the mold. The process is named as over molding or plastic injection molding.

Injection molding has various aspects in order to make the mold according the requirement placed by various industries. Let us discuss in detail one by one each process.

RIM (Reaction Injection Molding)

It is the most cost efficient process of getting plastic molds. The process of manufacturing RIM is like injection molding where the parts of polymers are mixed at high temperature. The mixture is then poured into the mold and passes through various cooling channels, which solidifies the mixtures into desired shape provided by mold.

The mold obtained through RIM is very durable, tensile, and light weighted. Like metal molds it can also be painted easily as per preference of color. It consumes less time in getting desired shape; thus, it facilitates large scale production in order to meet huge order requirement.

IMD (In-Mold decorating) or IML (In-Mold Labeling)

As it is suggested by name itself, it the process of decorating and labeling of injection molds according to the requirement. It is done during course when molten mixture of polymers is taking their shape. IMD and IML are done by putting the label inside the mold through vacuum ports, electrostatic charge, or other method. After this the molten polymers are injected into the mold; thus, the label is attached permanently to the mold. It is very crucial as different industry have their unique demand of decoration and labeling. In order to meet the demand of different industry, it required during over molding.

The processes prove to be very advantageous in case of manufacturing medical devices, fast moving consumer goods parts, telecommunication devices, computer parts and its accessories, etc.

The processes have many advantages which include:

· Offers superior visual graphics

· Facilitates in labeling flat, curved, and 3D label on products

· Eliminates future costs incurred in getting desired color and labeling

· Helps in putting label at the bottom or at any corner of the mold

· Reduces huge inventory cost

· Makes labeling during the course of large scale production

· Offers wide range of choices in terms of color, graphic, and designs

Provides firmness to the labeling and reduces the chances of its damage during transportation

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