ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES
In transforming materials into finished products, we utilize multiple advanced manufacturing processes including injection molding, machining, coating and additive manufacturing depending on the part’s specific requirements.
Injection molding is a highly efficient manufacturing technique that enables the production of large quantities of parts with intricate and complex geometries. The process involves injecting molten material into a mold cavity, allowing it to cool and solidify, and then extracting it in the desired shape. With injection molding, we can:
- Produce high volumes quickly
- Ensure rapid cycle times
- Increase productivity
- Reduce expenses
Limited post-process machining can be utilized to add detail or functionality not possible through production IM or to improve surface finish for a 3D printed or prototype part. In these cases, post-process machining can help achieve precise tolerances and intricate features. Post-process machining offers benefits in:
- Turnaround time
- Quality Assurance
COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
Machining can strategically enhance manufacturing outcomes in collaboration with injection molding. The flexibility of machining allows for a range of tool designs, from cost-effective options with increased post-processing to pricier alternatives requiring less post-processing. This adaptability proves beneficial for intricate part geometries, enabling precision in achieving tighter tolerances on complex features. Machining also serves as a targeted solution for challenges like fiber orientation issues by strategically introducing post-injection molding holes.
While extensive machining aligns with lower-rate production, it's crucial to note that this approach extends supply lead times. As production volumes rise, the focus shifts towards minimizing machining for more efficient supply lead times.
Injection molding is our primary manufacturing technique and an ideal choice for high-volume manufacturing allowing for the creation of parts with:
- Thin walls
- Fine features
- Complex shapes
The versatility of injection molding, combined with its efficiency, enables the production of high-quality complex parts while minimizing waste and costs.
Precision machining is an excellent choice when parts require tight tolerances or intricate designs that demand fine detailing. Additionally, our machining production process offers:
- Flexibility to work with a wide range of materials
- Thermoplastic materials, nanocomposites and composite materials
- Quality assurance for close monitoring of the manufacturing process
- Scalability and adaptability
- Customization options