What Are Some of the Most Common Applications for Custom Molding?

 

All around you, there are electronics, appliances, and vehicles that are operated with thousands of plastic components. Obviously, these parts must be constructed in a way that is not only affordable, but can be repeated time and time again in as quick of manner as possible. This is where plastic molding has truly changed how manufacturers source custom parts that are needed for a wide variety of applications.

 

Plastic molding is a manufacturing process where a mold is used to shape a polymer and create an end product. The process was actually developed back in the 1800s when John Wesley Hyatt patented the first plastic injection molding machine to automate the process of making plastic billiard balls.

 

Injection molding is a process where molten plastic is injected into a metal mold. The mold cools and the end result after the mold is opened is a plastic part. Injection molding is very popular among many different industries because it is possible to create custom plastic parts of any shape and size. The sky really is the limit. At Rebling, we have created mold parts ranging from dime-sized pieces to gallon-sized pieces. Many of the parts we produce through injection molding weigh less than a pound and are shorter than a foot.

 

In addition to that, injection molding is particular beneficial because of the range of volume part orders can be. We have constructed plastic parts in quantities as little as 500 pieces to tens of thousands parts per year. These parts include those that are disposable and others that are built to last the test of time. Depending on the application, we can use various thermoplastic and thermoset materials for the molding. One of our most popular services, for example is celcon molding.

 

We have produced parts for medical companies manufacturing surgical tools, automobile companies, industrial equipment manufacturers, communications companies, the military, and many more. If you are looking for an affordable and time-efficient way to produce high-volume custom plastic parts, we encourage you to learn more about our injection molding services and request a quote.

 

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