Throughout many years working with injection moulding, we at ACT have found that that there is no substitute for time served practical experience, enabling us to work with confidence using a wide range of different polymers.
At ACT a combination of purpose build manufacturing facilities, individual and industry based skills and an ethos of hard work and quality assurance, the ACT Group has become one of the market leaders in our field. Supplying the highest quality injection moulded and precision engineered products throughout the world. This has been achieved through the implementation of bespoke design and manufacturing processes, from the initial design process, through prototyping and concept development, followed by the manufacture and distribution of a high quality finished product.
How It Works
Plastic injection moulding is the process of creating component parts via the use of a mould. Hot liquid plastic is injected into a pre-set mould, allowed to cool and then released, collected and packaged.
With so many plastic injection moulded products surrounding us in our day-to-day lives, it is no surprise that making these products means that our machines can run 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
The process of plastic Injection moulding
The liquid plastic is injected into the mould under pressure. It is important that a tight pressure is kept to prevent air bubbles. Either side of the mould is clamped together tightly. Once it has been ensured that all cavities have been filled with plastic the mould is allowed to cool.
Once cooled, the moving side of the mould is taken away from the static side of the mould and the product is revealed.
After a run of the product has finished, the factory stores the tooling and moulds securely until another batch of the product is required.
The tool makers will be able to pick up where they left off and create the same product or make modifications if required by the customer.