Injection molding is a great manufacturing technology that injections molten plastic into a mold then rapidly cooling to produce large amounts of parts repeatedly, for low costs. Located in the USA, our custom injection molding department is an agile team that can shift quickly based on your needs to run prototypes, bridge volumes or high-volume production. We handle projects in all different materials (ex. Nylon, ABS, PC, TPU) for all different industries (Aerospace, Medical, Consumer, Industrial) ranging in volumes from 1 to 1,000,000 parts or more per year.
Our injection mold presses range from 30 tons to 596 tons with barrels sizes of 3oz to 70oz for small, medium and large parts. With our agile mindset, our team can change tools and materials quickly without the downtime of other facilities.
Our project managers and engineering team work with a “one stop shop” mindset to ensure your product is designed for the right process, and if injection moldings is best for your requirements, then we will make the tooling, material, mold press and process work for your specific application.
Plastic injection molding uses a combination of thermal principles and pressure to create the parts and components you need for your business. During plastic injection molding, 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.
At TTH and SAS, we believe in the “3-legged stool” approach to molding, that being that the design, tool and molding process all need to line up to get a good molded part. We work with our customers to provide tooling options based on the needs of their molded parts. We have tooling resources domestically and internationally depending on the requirements and needs of our customers, can provide full tools or MUD insert sets, and offer both aluminum and steel material options.
Here are the different types of tools available:
To help design the right tool for the right molding material and injection press, we have the ability to do mold fill and mold flow analysis to better predict what will happen based on our tool design. Our company has also invested heavily in process validation and risk analysis, so we can understand the processing ranges of the parts we mold day in and day out. See the many different value added processes we use to support production.
One of the many strengths associated with plastic injection molding is the wide variety of options available to manufacturers and designers for materials. It’s 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. Different industries have different needs when it comes to virgin, recycled, UL rated, FAR rated and food grade materials.
Here are some of the more common injection molding materials we use:
For finishing, we can customize your parts by treating the injection mold tooling for optically clear, high gloss, matte or any of the standard mold textures available. We can also custom color parts in many different ways including: coloring in-house, compounding or pre-coloring materials. Our team can also add any part decorations required including paint, labels, silk screening or pad printing to show off your brand.
In this competitive world with ever-changing technology, we need innovation partners that we can trust. Working with the team at The Technology House and Sea Air Space Machining & Molding over the past five years, I have grown to rely on their ability to deliver unique results and thus instruct my development teams to call them first. They constantly drive state-of-the-art solutions that exceed the expectations of our Medical Device Customers, delivering them at a great value!
- Brian W., General Manager, Medical Device Manufacturer
Our integrated approach to design, prototyping, and production allows you to bring your concept to market faster, more cost-effectively than virtually anyone else.