Although plastic injection molding has advanced significantly over the years, it’s still based on the same standard principles it was years ago; today’s technological developments have only further enhanced its versatility and reliability.
During plastic injection molding, plastic particles are melted down and injected into molds, which are chilled via water or a coolant that allows the plastic to harden. Once it has hardened, it is ejected from the mold and ready for use.
The Future of Plastic Injection Molding
As technology and automatic capabilities continue to advance, plastic injection molding — and the plastics industry at large — is also continuing to evolve. Today, for instance, lighter-weight materials are becoming increasingly popular, and automation is cutting down on costs and labor needs. Enhanced customization options, meanwhile, are allowing for more tailored plastic solutions. And as eco-friendly initiatives continue to pick up speed — due both to new regulations and shifting consumer preferences — reclaimable, recyclable, and renewable plastics are becoming increasingly popular.
At The JINGWEI, our expert team is well-versed in over 60 years of plastic injection molding, and we’re also proud to be at the forefront of today’s exciting plastic injection molding evolution.