What is Injection Molding?
Aluminum has a reputation for being the material-of-choice for prototypes and short-run production. In the last few decades, as pressure to shorten cycle time for both machining the mold and molding parts has driven the interest to a new level. Aluminum molds can be used to run all general purpose, unfilled molding resins with tool life exceeding several hundred thousand cycles per mold.
Today, aluminum offers a myriad of benefits. It is easier to cut and cools at a much more rapid rate (4-1/2 times faster) than steel. This reduces cycle time, which in turn reduces the total cost. A 15-35% savings can easily be achieved by building an aluminum mold over one built with steel. Additionally, the molding cycle savings by using an aluminum mold can add an additional 10-40% reduction in cost.
Common Materials to Injection Mold:
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Reasons to Injection Mold
There are many reasons to choose an injection mold for your next prototype or production part run. Here are just a few: