Offshore Plastic Injection Molding
Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing plastic injection molds from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Through this process material is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold cavity by a reciprocating screw or a ram injector, where the injection molded part cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold cavity.
Injection molding is widely used for manufacturing a variety of parts, from the smallest component to entire body panels of cars. Injection molding is the most common method of production, with some commonly made injection molded items including computer components to outdoor furniture.
Sun Fast International is the premiere offshore sourcing and outsourcing agent for plastic injection molding. This provides our customers with plastic-and-metal parts that match their exact design specifications. Working from your unique product designs, we can create custom plastic injection or blow molded parts and assemble with metal components you may need.
In-House Toolmaking Capabilities
Our offshore partners manufacture their own molds and tooling. This ensures that your custom plastic injection molded parts meet your specific requirements for fit, form, and function. With in-house toolmaking shops, our partners can closely monitor the entire process to guarantee the quality and precision our clients have come to expect.
State-of-the-art CAD/CAM software capabilities allow our injection molding partners to translate your design files directly into the molds used to create your plastic products. Using advanced, CNC-operated equipment with precision machining and finishing capabilities, our partners can produce complex, tight tolerance molds. These molds can withstand high cycle use and deliver perfectly repeatable parts in any quantities your project requires.
In-house toolmaking also improves turnaround times by eliminating transit times and having to wait for multiple vendor schedules.
Plastic Injection Molding Materials
Sun Fast’s offshore manufacturers can produce injection molded parts from a wide variety of plastic materials. Numerous common thermoplastics are available, including:
- and many others
We can also provide a broad range of engineering-grade plastics. Contact us to discuss the material requirements of your project.
Plastic Injection Molding Processes
Additional machining and finishing processes are available to give you injection molded parts that meet your exact specifications. Secondary machining processes include:
- and more
Plastic Injection Molding Benefits
Since it provides multiple advantages over other methods of plastic molding, plastic injection molding is a tremendously useful method of producing parts and products. Not only is plastic injection molding simpler and more reliable, it is also extremely efficient. Some of the additional benefits that surround plastic injection molding, include:
High Efficiency for Injection Molding Parts
The plastic injection molding process is very quick compared to other methods of molding, which also allows more parts to be manufactured from a single mold. The high production output rate makes plastic injection molding more cost effective and efficient.
Plastic Injection Molding Provides Enhanced Strength
The fillers that are used to create injection molding parts reduce the density of the plastic while adding greater strength after the molding process has been completed. For applications where parts need to be strong and durable, plastic injection has an option that other molding processes do not offer.
Plastic Injection Molding Parts Provide Detailed Features
Plastic injection molds are regularly subjected to extremely high pressure. This results in the plastic within the molds being pressed harder against the mold. Due to this excessively high pressure, it is possible to add a large amount of details into the design of the part.
Plastic Injection Molding Provides Automation
Plastic injection molding is a fully automated process, which helps to reduce manufacturing costs. This leads to a reduced labor force, which reduces overhead and the overall cost of manufacturing the injection molding parts.
Multiple Plastic Types for Injection Molding Parts
One of the major advantages of using plastic injection molding for manufacturing parts is the ability to use different types of plastic simultaneously. This can be done with the help of co-injection molding, which has many significant advantages depending on the part being created.
If you need injection molding parts for your next project, contact Sun Fast International for injection molding outsourcing.
Plastic Injection Molding Finishing Services
Once your plastic injection mold is created it may benefit from certain finishing services, depending on the project’s requirements. Sun Fast’s outsourced injection molded secondary services provide the added services that take your mold from the beginning stages all the way through completion. Our partners utilize state-of-the-art secondary finishing services to deliver a part that is second to none. Some of the finishing services that our partners can provide, include:
- Powder coating
- Plastic & metal assemblies
- CNC machining
CNC Machining for Injection Molding Parts
Sun Fast’s precision machining providers utilize the latest CNC technology to deliver superior results. Working directly from your CAD, CAM, or other digital design files, our offshore sources can produce custom machined parts that match your exact specifications. There are essentially no limits to the part geometries that can be produced via CNC machining.
Custom Assemblies for Injection Molding Parts
Sun Fast’s offshore partners can incorporate nearly any metal component your assemblies may need. We can provide tubing, stamped parts, castings, and much more, based on what your designs dictate. Assembly processes are performed manually or automatically, depending on the needs of the project.
Plating & Powder Coating for Injection Molding Parts
Our offshore plating and powder coating experts utilize the finest resources in the industry and deploy the most advanced quality machines and tools for your project’s plating and powder coating needs. Their plating and powder coating expertise can take your injection molded part to the next level.