Production Injection Molding

Flexible Tooling Options

For projects that offer flexibility on the lead time, production injection molding is a terrific option. At Global Design, we offer production tooling operations that are designed to meet the needs and specifications of our customers. These operations include injection molds, vacuum form tooling, trim dies, automated trim tables, blow molds, and compression molds that can be constructed from many different types of materials.

After recognizing a need for our operations overseas, the Global Design team worked diligently to find the right mold shops around the globe. Now, over a decade later, we are proud to offer to tools built by our worldwide production partners. All tooling is imported, inspected, and warranted by the Global Design & Development team. Our partner program managers monitor and inspect all aspects of the process from tool building, trials, and shipment.

What Is Injection Molding?

If you are going through this process for the first time, you might be curious about injection molding. If you have specific materials that you need to produce, injection molding could be a quick way to do exactly that. During injection molding, hot, melted liquids are placed in a mold. Then, they are solidified at the liquid-cooled overtime. Because there is a solid mold used to produce your materials, you can mass produce your product quickly and accurately.

You can also play with the mold to figure out what works best to meet your needs. These molds come in all shapes and sizes, so you can customize them to meet your specific requirements. Furthermore, there are multiple types of materials that are suitable for the injection molding process. Therefore, you can test the benefits and drawbacks of each option to figure out which one is best for you.

If you want to get the most out of the injection molding process, you should work with a professional team that has the right training, experience, and equipment to assist you. That is where our experts can guide the way.

Injection Molding Process

The injection molding process is divided into several steps. The steps include:

  • First, the mold closes. Then, the timer begins. There are usually robots that take care of this step for you. The mold has to be closed to keep the liquid material in place.
  • After this, the heated, molten plastic is injected into the mold. As the plastic flows into the mold, the air is forced out of the mold.
  • After the mold has been filled, the plastic is allowed to cool. During this time, the material will harden. The exact amount of time that takes depends on the nature of the materials.
  • Finally, after the material has cooled significantly, the mold opens. The part will fall into a bin that has been placed underneath the mold itself.

Of course, the material is going to be very hot at the end of this process. There might be a machine that is required to separate the usable parts from any leftover materials. The leftover material can also be recycled, helping you reduce your overhead costs while also protecting the environment.

You need to find the right parts to help you with this process. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option, and you need to work with a team that can help you make the right choice for your business. That is where our experts can help you.

Global Design for Your Production Injection Molding Needs

If you need help with production injection molding, we would be happy to help you. At Global Design and Development, we work hard to stay on top of the latest developments in our field because we believe this allows us to best meet your needs. We always place the needs of our clients ahead of our own, and we can do the same for you. Contact us today to learn more about our options. It would be our honor to assist you with all of your production injection molding needs.

inside view of a plastic injection mold

Injection Mold Experts

If you’re looking for top of the line service for your next injection mold project, contact the experts at Global Design and Development today!