It would be difficult to imagine a world without the specific properties offered by plastics. Whether it’s in the car, the mobile phone or dishwasher, plastics seem to be today's universal material. They can replace metal and offer the integration of multiple functions in a single component.
Starting with polymer granulate, the component concerned will generally be produced in a single manufacturing operation. The process is ideally suited to medium-to-large series manufacture; i.e. annual quantities from 20.000 parts.
Achieving economical, optimum product designs is the central issue. Using plastics offers so many advantages such as:
Plastic injection moulding offers the potential to create numerous further technical component solutions:
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