What is plastic injection?
Plastic injection or injection moulding is a fabrication process by injecting a molten material, in this case plastic, into a mould. It is used to produce many different products such as automotive parts, toys, small tables, one piece chairs, bottle caps, packaging, containers and most other plastic based products. Plastic injection is the most common method to manufacture plastic products in high volumes. The most common materials used for plastic injection are:
In its essence, plastic injection works by melting plastic pallets (raw plastic material) and pushing it into a mould cavity. This mould is made beforehand based on design specifications (e.g. CAD artwork). Chinese suppliers usually have a third party mould company that can take the artwork of a product and make moulds for it accordingly. This can be a costly and lengthy process. Although with OMiBJ experience in this field, you can expect the lowest prices and the shortest tooling timeline.
When large production quantities are required, having more than one mould of the same product will shorten the production timeline. This will allow a higher production output per day. In this scenario it is common to mark moulds of the same product. This separates them in case the QC inspection shows defects. Specifically to see if for example “Mould A” produces faulty goods and “Mould B” doesn’t.
Typically after moulds were made up to specs, there is little room for error and with OMiBJ at your side, we will track & manage your production/consignment to avoid issues. With our QC inspection planning in place and our proven supplier selection process, based on your product requirements, OMiBJ will assist you from the start up to the goods arriving at your port of destination or when couriered to an address of your choice.