Among our comprehensive plastic molding services, thermoplastic injection molding produces precise molded parts that are suitable for a range of applications.
While thermoset molding is an irreversible process due to the chemical reaction that occurs during the necessary curing process, thermoplastic molding is easily reversible. Thermoplastic parts can be re-melted and molded repeatedly without causing the material to deteriorate. At Leech Industries, we offer our customers the option to use recycled materials if this meets your needs.
This is the process for producing thermoplastic parts:
Insert molding and over-molding are additional processes that can be worked into both thermoplastic and thermoset parts.
In insert molding, a pre-formed component (known as the insert) is placed into the mold and molten plastic is injected to surround and bond with the insert. This insert is typically a distinct component, typically either a metal or a different plastic part. Insert molding is often used for adding discrete components within a single part.
A similar process, over-molding involves molding one material (usually a softer or different type of plastic) over another previously molded part to add new properties and enhance the appearance of the original part.
Specific insert molding capabilities at Leech Industries:
Thermoplastic components, produced through the thermoplastic injection molding process, possess several key characteristics that contribute to their versatility and widespread use in various industries. Here are some notable characteristics of thermoplastic components:
If you’d like to acquire prototypes before going forward with your plastic molding projects, utilize Leech’s prototyping solutions to test parts before putting them through to full production. Contact us to find out more.