Injection Molding: Industrial Fabrication for Plastic Goods
Injection molding is a fabrication process that consists of softening a plastic material then injecting it into a mold. Once in the mold, the material cools and solidifies and another mechanism ejects the piece from the mold. This mode of fabrication is used for a wide variety of uses (it is the most common mode of fabrication for plastic goods) and leaves for a very high quality surface. However, start up costs for an injection mold are often very high, and this mode of fabrication is not ideal for smaller series.