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Industrial Injection Molding Transforms Production Environments

Mechanical engineering traditionally has been an industry focused on steel and metal alloys in order to ensure the higher mechanical strength and precision of parts needed to perform in that environment. However, industrial injection molding and the variety of high-performance and engineered thermoplastics available today have opened up new avenues to improving production.

Industrial Injection Molding Leans on Material Strengths

Ensinger Precision Components has extensive experience working with thermoplastics used for mechanical applications and as components of industrial machines. Replacing metal components with plastics is now more common due the benefits that come with utilizing high performance plastics as traditional materials fall short in several areas.

A Strong Track Record in Aerospace Injection Molding

As a division of Ensinger, Ensinger Precision Components works in close cooperation with many leading aerospace companies and systems manufacturers. The Ensinger family of companies has established a long relationship as an aerospace injection molding partner and supplier and developed optimal solutions approved for use in the industry. Ensinger’s experience includes working with the industry’s preferred Tier 1 suppliers.

Machinable plastics used in aerospace and defense must satisfy the detailed requirements of end customers and system suppliers in order to minimize risks. Different requirements for the materials, like thermal and mechanical properties, density or flammability, apply to different areas of applications. Material specifications are thus developed individually.

However, many of our thermoplastics are validated by leading aircraft manufacturers:

Corrosion Resistance

Many environments that can be problematic for metals are no issue for plastics — such as wet systems containing salt water, acids, or sterilization and cleaning processes.

Dry Running Capabilities

Some situations present cases where lubrication of mechanical components isn’t desired. Many plastic materials thrive under these conditions with excellent wear resistance.

Weight-to-Performance

Plastic materials weigh significantly less than their metal counterparts. This leads to possibly higher operating speeds and less energy needed to operate machinery.

Ease of Processing

Industrial injection molding, as well as extrusion and compression molding, are techniques accomplished at lower temperatures than those needed for metals. Plastics also allow for higher machining feeds, which reduces production time for mechanical components.

Cost Savings

Many users often find that high-performance plastics lead to system cost reductions as well. These simplify and improve machine designs and performance, and lead to savings in time and other resources for manufacturers.

Finding Solutions Through Industrial Injection Molding

Often, high-performance plastics have been perceived to be too expensive to use as an alternative. However, the reality is that these special materials can often offer a solution where other traditional materials fail, opening up the doors to improved performance and machine output, thus helping to reduce cost overall.

Ensinger Precision Components provides engineering assistance to help you discover these solutions and benefits. Our complete line of manufacturing capabilities not only delivers the industrial injection molding services you need, but also offers options in CNC machining and advanced manufacturing techniques — all backed by a robust quality assurance program.