Plastic Injection Molding (PIM) Service

Cost-Effective Avenue for Pursuing Production Runs in the Thousands or Higher

Plastic Injection Molding (PIM) Service for Flexible, Lightweight Parts

3Diligent's plastic injection molding service is often used for fabricating items ranging from plastic trinkets and toys to automotive body parts, cell phone cases, water bottles, and containers—plastic parts we use in everyday life. Its benefits are mass production of identical plastic parts, flexibility in shape and size, and light products are lightweight.

Plastic Injection Molding (PIM) Service Overview

3Diligent's plastic injection molding service starts with the desired pelletized polymers. These are filtered into a barrel cavity where a reciprocating screw rotates and warms the pellets into a liquid, pushing them down the shaft to the injection entrance. The rotating rod quickly jams forward, inserting the liquid into the negative space of the workpiece. Air escapes the workpiece's cavity through microscopic holes, allowing the plastic filament to fully fill the cavity without exiting the workpiece.

This process can be completed through the use of aluminum or steel tools. 3Diligent offers both material options to suit a range of quantities.

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Plastic Injection Molding (PIM) Service at a Glance

3Diligent illustrated processes: plastic injection molding
  • Standard Tolerance
    .004"
  • Usual Batch Size
    Preferably 500+ (for unit cost savings)
  • Minimum Wall Thickness
    .05 "
Advantages
Affordable. Large production runs generate increasingly lower CPPs.
Strong. Filler options can increase density, strength, and other material properties.
High tooling lifespan. Up to 100,000 parts/tool.
Consistent part quality.
Limitations
Hard tooling usually expensive. Steel tooling is usually required for larger production runs.
Small batches expensive.
Design limitations. Part design must-have features to easily enable the injection of parts.

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