Injection Molding

Why choose IMS for injection molding?

Integrated Molding Solutions is your number one injection molding service provider for providing customers the guidance they need during the parts manufacturing process. IMS answers all your questions and offers multiple solutions for your plastic parts fabrication problems. Providing multiple quotes on most projects allows you to choose the features and services that best fit your needs.

The IMS team combines experience, knowledge, and friendly customer service, giving you the best plastic manufacturer in the business.

Integrated Molding Solutions offers complete plastic manufacturing services from consultation to finished product. So, whether you need a few thousand parts or a few million parts, IMS plastic injection molding gets your job done right. Trust Integrated Molding Solutions for your next injection molding needs.

Plastic Injection Molding Parts Production

Mold Quality Safety Measures

Injection molding is a sophisticated manufacturing process.

Our professionals take added precautions to ensure only the highest quality injection molded parts leave our facility. First and foremost, IMS designs each mold with the complete process and cooling in mind. Imperfections and deformities occur when the delicate balances in the process are not optimal.

Molding engineers design the molds with sufficient cooling attributes. All design specifications incorporate temperatures and correct airflow for an ideal final product. Also, additional issues may arise if the injection molds do not have proper clamping force.

Integrated Molding Solutions provides quality control, giving the highest quality components, not excuses.

Another quality measure is to establish the correct amount of molten plastic material that is injected into the mold cavity. Inadequate levels of liquefied resin produce short shots or flash. Finally, temperature controls for each plastics’ melting point are critical. IMS’s professionalism and experience use industry standards for molten plastic flow rate, correct pressure & velocity for precise results.

IMS artisans are veterans in the injection molding process.

Our professionals know each material, the process, and the science behind plastic part making. Workers master the machines and how to use them efficiently. Regular testing and calibration of the injection molding machine are critical to the process. Testing helps to run all units smoothly and ensures outstanding parts quality. IMS continually performs quality checks on the devices as well as your products.

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Injection Molding Machine, Model: lg-fnx110iii-18a

The Injection Molding Process

Integrated Molding Solutions starts here, whether you bring a fully fleshed-out design or a concept. Our production and plastic engineering experts know what material and process get your desired result. One of IMS’s greatest advantages is guiding you through the plastic choices and methodology. IMS knows our industry and the properties of each material. Our consultants get you the best performance and longest-lasting molded part for your money.

A prototype is the product of the testing phase. Prototypes ensure customer satisfaction with the look and feel of the finished product before it goes into final tooling and production. Often a rapid 3D printing prototype goes to the client for approval. Once approval meets the client’s specifications, the parts undergo the injection molding process to create thousands or even millions of optimally processed plastic material parts.

IMS thoroughly evaluates choosing the correct plastic material to meet project requirements. We listen to your specific needs and assess what materials efficiently achieve your goals. For example, application requirements can include such properties as UV resistance, flame retardant, tensile strength, color, and much more. IMS uses sustainably sourced or post-consumer/industrial plastics to support recycling efforts whenever possible.

The engineering phase develops the part design and the corresponding injection mold. Elaborate designs format the tooling that shapes the mold for the injection molding process. The mold design is essential not only for shape and measurements but also for proper cooling and mold strength. The molding material must hold composure under the injection pressure process throughout thousands of cycles in the plastic injection molding process.

Manufacturing micro-precision parts or large, complex components begins with choosing the correct raw material. With hundreds of plastics, your expert injection molder decides which plastic is suitable based on years of experience. The plastic resin comes in small pellets. Pellets are melted into molten plastic and injected into the mold cavity. After the mold cools, IMS ejects parts from the mold half and starts secondary operations, inspection, and packaging.
The inspection quality program maintains and ensures consistency with repeatability. Every part holds the same tolerances and meets all consumer product specifications from first to finish. Once parts complete all quality checks, they are scheduled for shipping. Packaging requirements for shipping are often dependent on the injection molded parts. Parts are shipped domestically and internationally or arranged for pick up at IMS.

Customers often use reverse engineering for replacement parts. Reverse engineering begins the injection molding process with a sample part rather than a design concept. The reverse process creates a part design from the model piece. Our skilled engineers review the specimen and build out detailed injection designs from the sample component. Hence, working the product specifications in reverse – reverse engineering.

Added value to the injection molding services include CAD modeling, Assembly, Finishing Services, Heat Staking, Pad Printing, Painting, and More. IMS is always willing to speak to our customers about added value services and additional needs. For example, parts’ numbering or printing a logo. Our goal is to deliver a fully completed part to your satisfaction at your door. We discuss many options to meet extra parts needs.

How do I know if injection molding is right for me?

The best way to know if injection molding is correct for your custom part is to discuss the project specifics with us. But, here are some quick basics to think about. Does your product require high volume repeatability with mass production? The principal advantage of injection molding is the ability to scale fabrication in mass production with precision accuracy. Meaning large production quantities provide the same accuracy from first to last.

Likewise, the cost per piece declines with increased quantity.

Therefore, the more parts needed, the higher the cost efficiency of the manufacturing process. So, if you’re looking at thousands or millions of precision injection parts, plastics may be the right choice. Let us give you a no-obligation injection mold quote.

What if I don’t need thousands of parts?

Integrated Molding Solutions also provides 3D printing in plastics, which is often suitable for small batch processing. Integrated Molding Solutions is proud to take on small and large jobs alike. The professionals at IMS handle every job with the same quality and standards of service.

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Benefits of Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic resins are known in many industries for their exceptional properties, such as lightweight, durable, and thermally insulative. With new plastic molding technology, the production processes are advancing. Further, new polymers designed for efficiency swiftly overtake their metal counterparts in parts manufacturing. Let’s see the benefits injection molding offers.

Flexible Design:

Intricate designs, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.<

Color:

Plastic has a vast range of colors and transparent or translucent color possibilities.

Durability:

Plastic is durable, a highly valued quality for continued usage and longevity.

Storage:

Reduced
Weight:

Plastics are significantly lighter than metals when overall weight is important.

Non-Thermal Conductivity:

Plastics do not conduct heat, thus working exceptionally well as insulators.

Fast Repeat Manufacturing:

Repeat manufacturing from stored injection molds can be completed very quickly.

Lower Shipping Costs:

Compared to metal parts, lightweight plastics reduce customer shipping costs significantly.

Injection molding produces plastic parts used worldwide in every industry.

Injection Molding Metal Parts with Plastic

Can my metal part be made with plastic?

The top question on most business owners’ minds is, can my metal part be made with plastics? Yes, in many cases, plastics are an effective alternative. High-quality plastic injection molding makes many custom parts that were previously metal fabricated.

Integrated Molding Solutions is happy to discuss if moving production from metal to plastic is a beneficial solution for your parts needs. We’ll provide you with different quotes to establish multiple possible solutions and the cost-effectiveness of each. Manufacturing thousands to millions of identical injection molded parts is the strength of plastic injection molding.

What is Injection Molding?

Injection molding is the process of melting and injecting molten plastic into a custom mold which is then cooled to solidify. The plastic injection molding process produces complex shapes and geometric designs to accommodate almost any plastic parts needs.

Custom injection molding is suitable for the mass production of thousands to millions of parts.

Injection molding maintains tight tolerances for precision design specifications through thousands of reproductions. So, when you need the exact part duplicated, plastic injection molding is the production method best suited for replication without variance or processing error.

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Example of What Injection Molding Is