The advent between the 18th and 19th centuries of the industrial revolution significantly impacted the course of humanity. New materials, inputs, products, goods or services that were previously only a product of the imagination, are a reality with the changes introduced by this process of social, economic and technological transformation.
Under this phenomenon, an infinite number of materials emerged that innovated the creation and applicability in any industrial field. Among these elements, plastic stands out, which, due to its versatility, resistance and high malleability, has become the preferred material for the manufacture of any product.
Made up of a variety of organic and synthetic compounds, plastic (also known as polymers) has a characteristic that makes it the best element to be treated and this is none other than its great elasticity, which allows it to be malleable or moulded according to a specific need.
In order to give shape to this resin, there are several industrial processes. But without a doubt, if it is plastic, it becomes the ideal option to give life to any idea.
The injection moulding is a semi-continuous process where a specific material is melted, and then shaped in a pressure mould to give it a unique appearance. It is considered to be the most popular production process for the development of articles in the industrialized world. Although its most common use is with plastics or polymers, this technique can be used on wood, natural fibers, ceramics, among others.
Imagining, designing and moulding
From the creation of parts for the automotive industry, medical equipment, household appliances or toys among others, the application of plastic moulding represents the starting point for the manufacture of any article or object.
If any project requires the construction or elaboration of one or several elements, the first logical step is to design a mold that exactly replicates that object to be reproduced. This process is very common in modern industries. With a relatively low cost, it represents the most frequent form of plastic processing, which allows the manufacture of innumerable identical parts in appearance and shape.
Designing moulds was the opening to reach mass production, since it allows the creation of large quantities of objects, pieces, items and finished products. But without a doubt, being able to apply this injection molding technique has revolutionized the industry. Let’s remember that in this process the plastic is melted in a highly specialized machine and then “injected” into a fixed shape to give it its final, predetermined appearance.
Every day more companies of manufacture of molds, arise with the intention of giving life to that project that requires the elaboration from a denominated starting point “zero” of an object in specific. Although this massification of the industrial moulding process allows anyone to give real shape to a very particular idea, it is very important to have the support of the real specialists in the manufacture of polymers.
When choosing a mold maker, one must consider its trajectory in this competitive market, the experience, technology employed and the support and personalized assistance according to the specific needs required.