Beginner's Guide to Injection Moulding:

  • Requires investment in tooling
  • Provides high quality parts
  • Good part finish
  • Low unit cost
  • Good machines and tooling are required to achieve the best results

Raw Material

Tool

Machine

Product

easy visual guide to injection moulding

Raw Materials

Tool

Machine

Product

easy visual guide to injection moulding


Beginner's Guide to Materials

Beginner's Guide to Materials
Material
Benefits
Polypropylene
(Caps, bungs, pails)
  • Cost effective
  • Chemical resistant
  • Good for hinges and snap fits
ABS
(End caps, electrical cases, spa pool components)
  • Hard, strong
  • Glueable
  • Cost effective
Polycarbonate (Lexan)
(Lens, brackets, light surrounds)
  • Very strong (unbreakable)
  • But can be scratched
  • Expensive
  • High temperature performance
  • Glass clear
Acrylic
(Key chain lenses)
  • Glass clear
  • Brittle
  • Scratch resistant
  • Moderately expensive
Styrene
(Throw away cups, rulers, brochure holders)
  • Good clarity
  • Brittle
  • Cost effective
Nylon
(Terminal covers, rollers)
  • Tough
  • High temperature performance
Glass filled Nylon 
(Heavy duty feet, brackets)
  • Tough
  • Stiff
  • Expensive