Top 5 Most Common Plastics Used for Molding

The process of selecting the right plastic can be an extensive process because there are so many different types that are durable, and useful in several industries. Quality is one component we absolutely will not compromise on because that’s what we run our business on. Plastics have variations that are applicable in automotive, medical, and food and beverage businesses.

Most Often Used Resins

  1. ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is used often because it’s sturdy, durable, and showcases incredible impact and temperature resistance. ABS can be used for any standard thermoplastic processing methods because it readily adheres to other materials. The disadvantage is that ABS doesn’t offer any chemical resistance, making it useless for products that require electrical insulation or UV resistance.
  2. injection molding thermoplastic machine close upAcetal – This type of thermoplastic provides toughness, chemical solvent resistance, easy colorization, and minimal moisture absorption. Ideally, it is used within the food and beverage, mechanical, and automotive industries. It is most beneficial with products that physically touch because the friction is insignificant.
  3. Polypropylene – This plastic is heavily known for its chemical resistance, elasticity, toughness, and insulation properties. PP already offers a wide range of applications, but because it can be easily modified and altered, the possibilities are endless. PP is flammable and susceptible to UV radiation but still offers effective resistance.
  4. HIPS – High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is extraordinarily cost-efficient yet offers excellent impact resistance, customizable surfaces, and is aesthetically pleasing. HIPS is mainly used in print applications because it is specially made for graphic arts. However, it can also be applied in appliances, TV and AV equipment, and computer coverings.
  5. LDPE – Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) provides excellent water resistance, incredible strength, and chemical endurance. It is used to a wide range of everyday products and applications like houseware, consumer goods, and medical and agricultural products. With recycling the plastic product, LDPE lives on in various alternative products like floor tile, furniture, and trash cans. LDPE is problematic to bond and isn’t useful in harsh weather or high temperatures.

MP Manufacturing

We aim to stay in the loop within the mold manufacturing industry. That includes researching any new types of plastic and staying in touch with news-related updates. Although a fast response is what our customers want, we give them quick, professional, and effective service. For more information on our injection molding, visit our site here.

What Goes into the Injection Molding Process?

Because the majority of the injection molding process is automated, it can be used to create multiple products for companies, large or small. MP Manufacturing produces products for automotive, LED, medical and electronic industries utilizing top-notch materials like acrylic, ABS, PS, PVC, and more. To offer excellent injection molding services, we abide by a thorough step-by-step process for every product.

Step-by-Step

  • Evaluation – Before the process begins, an initial assessment of the products including the structure, mold mechanism, cooling system, runner, etc.
  • Design – The designers start to project the plastic mold starting with 3D parting, assembly drawing, and rounding up personnel to evaluate their pictures before delivering to the injection mold making department.
  • Materials – If the drawings pass the inspection, the materials are ordered and inspected, and technicians begin locksmith work. They pay attention to right-angles, production base, and outsource to the part for heat treating.
  • Heat Treatment/Electrode Processing – After the heating treatment, the injection molding
  • Specifications – Right-angle sides, line cutting, mold core finishing, EDM processing, and polishing each have a specific threshold that must be met before the next step begins.
  • Assembly – This step starts with a comprehensive check to ensure everything is in excellent condition, perform any extra cleaning, and apply any anti-rust treatment.
  • Trial – Analyzation and solution on the plastic injection, improve the mold if need be, and report how if the trial run was successful.
  • Conclusion – At this point, the products are defect-free, and production is ready to move forward with the manufacturing schedule!

MP Manufacturing

One of the most important reasons as to why we are still performing high-quality service is because we follow each step. You’ll notice from our company, that we take extra careful measures to guarantee the quality of our products utilizing cutting-edge, innovative machinery in our state-of-the-art facility. For more information, visit our website! https://mp-mfg.com/

What is Injection Molding and Why You Should Considering Using It

injection molding thermoplastic machine close up

Injection molding is a very intricate, complex process. There are numerous components to consider from the plastic resin all the way to the correct shape of molding to create the perfect product make the entire process elaborate but rewarding to see the finished outcome. Plastic injection molding requires little to no handy work after the initial production; allowing everything to run as smoothly as possible.

The Basics

Essentially, plastic injection molding is a simple process. The machine follows a step-by-step process to achieve the ultimate goal. Pellets of plastic are loaded into the device, then transported into a mold while being heated to molten along the way. From that point, the plastic cools within a short period and then taken out of the frame to receive its newest shape.

The Advantages

First and foremost, the possibilities are endless with the proper injection molding process. Because the procedure has been tweaked and perfected over many years, the desired goal is extremely attainable.

This method of molding operates at a much higher efficiency because it hardly takes any time and the accuracy is insurmountable to other processes. The mold can be made to the customer’s exact specification and pre-programmed ensuring everything runs smoothly throughout.

For companies that would like to use multiple types of plastic or incorporate recyclable items into the product, co-injection would then come into play. Commodity, engineering, and high-performance resins can be chosen from, but they vary with cost. Some of the materials you will find with MP Manufacturing includes Acrylic, ABS, PS, Nylon, PVC, etc.

Because most of the labor is handled with machinery and robotics, the overall process is automated. Reducing the amount of labor force allows the general cost of manufacturing the parts to be severely decreased. Lastly, with the pre-programming and specifications known in advance, the injection process is extremely accurate and precise compared to other competitive methods.

MP Manufacturing

We offer plastic injection molding for more substantial projects for the automotive, LED, medical and electronic industries that need products ranging from 90 to 1200 tons. Aside from the initial injection molding, we also offer painting, vacuum metalizing, laser welding, and more. If you would like more information about our company, explore our website!

What Goes into The Process of Design for Manufacturing?

Design for Manufacturing Graphic

The primary purpose of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is to reduce the costs for overall part production. Usually, the methods used to minimize the complexity of manufacturing and use common processes. Throughout the product development process, design for manufacturing is a development practice emphasizing manufacturing issues. Successfully doing so results in lower production cost without sacrificing product quality.

5 Principles Stand Out in the DFM Process

Procedure

Certain principles go into examining the DFM process. The process requires consideration of the number of products being made, what material is going to be used, the intricacy of the surfaces, the appropriate tolerances, and if secondary processed need to follow.

Design

Once the process is finalized to make the product, the plan must be considered according to the type of product being manufactured. Discuss with the contract manufacturer to ensure that the chosen design corresponds to the right doctrines for the process selected in the first step.

Material

Materials need to meet a specific criterion to showcase optimum use for the product. Consider how strong the material needs to be if it needs heat resistance, the electrical requirements, and how flammable it is before finalizing a decision. If the contract manufacturer has access to some of the materials you already have in mind, it will promote lower material pricing.

Environment

The environment in which the product will be used plays a significant role in the design process. Predicting what the typical use the product will endure are taken into consideration. Regardless of the way the product is formed, if not tested for what it may be subjected too, it will not withstand its expectancy.

Compliance

The last main point to consider is if the product is compliant and can survive rigorous testing. The standards could be internal of the company, or overall industry standards ensuring the product is safe and is of high quality.

MP Manufacturing

We specialize in injection molding, but we’re also known for prototyping, mold manufacturing, sourcing, assembling, and packaging as well to satisfy our customer’s needs. We are attentive to detail, use cutting-edge technology, and offer complete turn-key solutions.

Quality and Service don’t come easily

Quality and Service don’t come easily

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We Are Attending NPE2018 The PLASTIC TRADE SHOW in Orlando

Time flies, it has been three years since NPE2015, the NPE2018 PLASTIC SHOW is coming soon! We are going be there for you again! Welcome to come and join us!
We are going to show you improvement since 2015! We had a new manufacturing facility and the quality also has been improving! PLEASE COME AND JOIN US! Our Booth Number is S16204, locating in South Hall Level 1 – Expo Hall. You can get a free NPE2018 Guest Pass here: http://www.npeguestpass.org/673919

 

Israel Customer Visiting US

Today, Mr. Alexey and Mr.Igal, the head of Engineering of an Israel company, have visited us yesterday. Mr. Alexey and Mr.Igal have been working with us since 2010, but this is their first visit to our company, our present Mike Liu introduce our new factory and the quality improvement during the past years to our distinguished guests. Our guests were impressed with our clean and well-organized manufacturing facility. They also had a very important meeting to enhance the relationship between the two companies.

 

We are upgrading Our Machining Capabilities

We believe the improvement is a never stop process for the business! Today, we invest two more machining machines to improve our machining capacities: A brand new FANUC high-Speed CNC machine and a brand new HANBA CNC EDM sparking machine. With these two new machines, our mold making capacity will have a significant improvement, and the lead time will be much shorter than before.