Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Injection Moulding And Its Involvement In The Automotive Industry

Although it may seem like an unlikely partnership; injection moulding and the automotive industry now work hand in hand with a big thanks to our technically advancing modern world. Injection moulding will mean for even more intricacy on cars and car parts today - offering an all the more promising and exciting future for the automotive industry.

The list is endless for what precision injection moulded products can add: befitting for car radios, light, car backup cameras, automobile accessories etc. The injection moulding process promotes technical innovation on all levels of car accessory production related to the design and fabrication of molds, the process of plastic injection moulding and assembling.

Plastic injection molding is very widely used for manufacturing a variety of parts, from the smallest component to entire body panels of cars. It is the most common method for the production of plastic parts.Automotive injection moulding is essentially a manufacturing process used to produce an array of components and assemblies for both electronic and mechanical systems, successfully aiding a wide range of automotive requirements. For these types of automotive preliminaries, it’s generally only up-to-date Arburg and Engel injection moulding machines that are used. Along with the operator, the machines can manufacture injection moulded parts with superb precision and repeatability for a range of automotive applications. These applications can include power steering systems, fuel systems, sensors, glazing systems, engine management systems and automotive dashboards.

The manufacturing process of injection moulding uses heating compounds, from both thermoplastic (a polymer that turns to a liquid when heated and freezes to a very glassy state when cooled sufficiently), and thermosetting plastic materials. They are utilised to produce a wide variety of part but an entirely completed automotive part can actually take up to four years to develop.

This article is provided by RA Labone, a fully accredited manufacturer of precision plastic injection mouldings, insert mouldings, precision metal pressings and various types of assembly