PRECISION INJECTION MOLDING
ProAction Products utilizes state-of-the-art
sophisticated systems and machinery
ProAction Products delivers high-quality, on-demand injection molded parts. Injection molding is the most cost-effective way to make a plastic part at scale and offers consistent quality for low-to-high volume manufacturing. Molding also has the highest variety of materials, colors, and configurations when compared to CNC machining or even 3D printing. Beyond materials, injection molded parts can have custom cosmetics, polishes, or surface textures.
Our modern facility houses late model injection molding machines, ranging in size from 40-ton to 610-ton. The majority of our presses are equipped with closed loop computer controllers, which can provide in-process data for SPC or other optimization systems. Ample support equipment, including robotics, driers, chillers, thermolators, oil heaters, hot manifold temperature controllers and granulators, are used to compliment these machines. Our goal is to provide a long-term solution, moving beyond rapid prototyping, with dedicated project managers and engineering experts to communicate through all project stages from design to production.
ProAction's injection molding services include:
Microprocessor Control Injection Molding Machines, 40-ton to 610-ton
Medium to High Volume Production Support
24 Hour, 7 Day Capability
Close Tolerance Molding
Robotic Automation Processes
Optimization of Problematic Existing Molds
Capable of Operating Highly Complex Molds from Runnerless Multiple Cavities to Hydraulic Unscrewing Core Actuation
Capable of Processing a Wide Range of Engineering and Commodity Resins
Molds Maintained on a Continual Basis
Real Time Production Monitoring
SPC Interface with Molding Presses
Advantages of Injection Molding
Molding can be the ideal process for custom production runs of 250-40,000+ parts.
In higher volumes, custom molding with ProAction Product's produces significantly less waste than other manufacturing processes.
Molds are CNC machined to high precision, high tolerances and are able to produce thousands of identical parts with very small and intricate details.
Molded parts will generally perform better than the same part CNC Machined from the same material. Careful selection of the resins allow for a wide range of corrosion resistance and chemical and solvent compatibility.
ProAction Products is able to produce top quality Molded parts in as little as 10 business days.
Piece price is significantly lower with Molding vs other processes, particularly as production quantities increase into the thousands.
Injection Molding Processes
Thermoplastic Injection Molding
ProAction delivers top quality plastic injection molded parts in as little as 10 business days. Full injection molding capabilities including insert molding, overmolding, and unlimited undercuts.
We can quickly convert your 3D part data into a high-quality injection mold at top speed. We offer services from design and manufacturing for tools, dies, and molds for prototyping and production runs. Plastic blow molds, aluminum and steel tooling, 2-shot and 3-shot molding are also available. And with ProAction Products, you own your own tools, so our partner network also offers mold maintenance services.
We are skilled at overmolding. With overmolding, one material, usually a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE/TPV), is molded onto a second material, which is often a rigid plastic.
ProAction Products now also offers insert molding as part of its injection molding capabilities. We can even use our CNC machining services to produce custom metal and plastic inserts to integrate into the part.
Injection Molding Materials
At ProAction Products, we offer a vast variety of molding materials. From plastics and elastomers to synthetic rubber and even silicone rubber. Our materials range in endless colors and sizes to fit your needs.
Applications for Injection Molding
Although molding is best suited for medium to high volumes, the use of low cost tooling allows molded parts to be produced very rapidly and cost effectively. In almost every case, a molded part will outperform the same 3D printed or machined part from the same material. And depending on the part geometries and the material selected, low cost tooling can last for many tens of thousands of parts.
Molding is best known for producing production parts in the many thousands or even millions. With the advent of newer higher strength materials and fillers such as glass and carbon fiber, parts previously made out of metal are being replaced wit molded parts to save weight and fight corrosion.
ISO 9001, ISO 10,000, Clean Room Class 100,000
Overview: What is Injection Molding?
Injection molding is the most common and most efficient form of molding. Thanks to its high production output rate and cost-effectiency, injection molding is used to make a variety of products and parts from the smallest medical insert up to large Military & Aerospace and Defense parts.
The key steps in the injection molding process are:
Clamping: The two sides of the mold are closed and clamped shut.
Injection: The material is fed into the machine and pushed towards the mold. While this is happening, the material is melted by heat and pressure. The plastic is then injected into the mold — this is called the “shot.”
Cooling: The plastic in the mold cools and solidifies into the shape of the part.
Ejection: After the part cools, it is ejected from the mold.
Benefits Of Injection Molding
Custom injection molding offers a number of benefits not found in other manufacturing processes. Due to the high-pressure nature of the injection molding process, it is much easier to manufacture parts with detailed features or complex geometries that would be too costly for typical CNC machining processes. The ability to use your mold over and over again for a long period of time leads to an extremely high production output rate which is more cost effective and efficient than other manufacturing processes. Lastly, different injection molding processes, such as overmolding and insert molding, allow you to create plastic parts with unique characteristics such as enhanced strength, soft-grip surfaces, or added flexibility. Also beneficial is the ability to combine multiple assembly processes into one injection molding process.
Injection Molding is used in rapid prototyping and producing pilot and high-volume production parts in a wide range of industries. It is frequently used in industries such as medical, packaging, automotive, consumer electronics, building/construction, and robotics.