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Why Injection Molding from TTH is Ideal for Your Project

For years, our clients have used us as a one-stop-shop—anything from low run or one-off prototype, test and fit molds, to complex CNC machining, 3D printing projects, and injection molding. Whether you are looking for a manufacturing company to partner with you for the earliest go to market campaigns or a machining firm that can help you meet the stress of high quality and high production, you can rest assured that our success comes from being able to meet your needs effectively and efficiently right here in the USA.

Custom Injection Molding – How We’re Different

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  • High-speed injection molding presses that allow for parts to be made faster and more economically
  • Support automated and unattended operations that allow for parts to be made faster and more economically
  • Multiple machines that vary in size that can be tailored to your part size
  • Mold quantities ranging from prototype to large volume production
  • Customize tooling that help minimize and maintain your costs
  • Free part design reviews with each project (to verify parts are within parameters of injection molding)

What Is Plastic Injection Molding?

Plastic injection molding uses a combination of thermal principles and pressure to create the parts and components you need for your business. Plastic material is melted into a liquid state and then forced into a mold under high pressure. The part quickly cools and solidifies to create the unit. The molds that provide the form for the part are typically made of either aluminum or stainless steel and can be single or multi-cavity.

So many parts are made using the injection molding process, you could probably look around your office, home, or car and see several without even noticing it. These products include such things as containers, bottle caps, electronic housings, MRI coils, strain reliefs, and many more. From automotive and aerospace to industrial and consumer applications right into medical device manufacturing and electronic components, plastics injection molding is a popular, flexible option for relatively low cost yet high output production.

 

 

Plastic Injection Materials

One of the many strengths associated with plastic injection molding is the wide variety of options available to manufacturers and designers. From density and flexibility right on to color.  It is easy to become inundated in the material decision process, but with our experience, we can help guide you in choosing the best material for your application. Some of the more common materials used include:

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  • Nylon
  • PC/ABS blends
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • Glass fiber nylon
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • Soft durometer materials (including Santoprene® and Sylvin®).

Both standard colors and custom color matches, polishes, and textures are available to produce the effect your design demands.

Injection Mold Tooling

Injection mold tooling is produced from either aluminum or steel.  We produce tools from aluminum typically when part volumes go up to 10,000 parts.  Steel tooling is ideal for larger production quantities.  In addition to traditional tools, we also produce insert and 3D printed tooling for small prototype quantities.  This is beneficial for when you need a small amount of prototypes in a quick amount of time.  We have the experience and ability to tailor our processes to your needs.

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How Do I Submit a Request for Quote (RFQ)?

Simply email us on our RFQ page with your part design, and any requirements you may have.  If you only have a concept, then no problem, we can review the concept and help design your product as well.  When we receive a RFQ from you, our first step is a careful design review to screen for potential complications (such as insufficient draft or thick walls) before injection mold tooling development begins. We also ask some important questions:

  • Do you have a 3D CAD design?
  • Is there existing tooling?
  • How many parts do you anticipate using each year?
  • How many different parts do you need?
  • Is this component part of a larger assembly?