Injection Moldings- the most commonly used method of producing plastic parts. It is a fast process and it is used to produce large numbers of identical items from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods. Examples are plastic parts that we find around us in our everyday lives, consumer goods like packaging of various kinds, and more technical items like mobile phones or electronic components.
Plastic as an engineering material is also increasing in importance in the automotive industry as it can:
- help to make the car lighter, thus reducing fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions
- contribute to the quicker introduction of design innovations and changes
- provide single mould components which have helped to decrease vehicle assembly times
- improve the functionality of the cars as more technical polymers are developed