What is Injection Molding:
Injection Molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts in large volumes. It is most typically used in mass-production processes where the same part is being created thousands or even millions of times in succession.
Why Use Injection Molding:
The principal advantage of injection molding is the ability to scale production en masse. Once the initial costs have been paid the price per unit during injection molded manufacturing is extremely low. The price also tends to drop drastically as more parts are produced.
An Example Injection Molding
Designing a part that’s suitable for injection molding versus one that’s suitable for machining, thermoforming, or 3D printing means taking into consideration some of the differences between the various fabrication techniques and recognizing when your project is better suited to one or the other. Typical parts you might want to injection mold include joints, brackets, or housings. For example, most consumer electronic tools are made with a plastic shell (housing) that’s injection molded and used for the body of the tool.
Custom injection molding in San Francisco CA is a great technology for finished production on a massive scale. It is also useful for finalized prototypes that are used for consumer and/or product testing. Prior to this late stage in production, however, 3D printing is much more affordable and flexible for products in the early stages of design.
Plastic Injection Molding service in San Francisco CA
Connekt LLC manufactures custom plastic molding in San Francisco CA, plastic parts, and CNC machined Custom plastic parts in San Francisco CAfor a variety of applications and industries. We don’t just make and sell plastic parts – We are a contract manufacturer, so we make the plastic injection mold tooling, and the plastic parts themselves, for our customers, according to their designs and specifications.
We have the capability to do insert molding, overmolding, and family molds, and we offer a variety of plastic materials, colors and surface finishes. In addition, we can provide secondary manufacturing processes such as painting, pad printing and chrome plating. We’ve made plastic parts for the automotive, aerospace, medical, appliance, outdoor and robotics industries, among others. Plus, we’ve helped many inventors/entrepreneurs turn their ideas into marketable products.