There is hardly anything that you cannot produce with plastic. But at the same time, you should also understand that each product available in plastic is produced using a method of production that is quite apt to make the plastic durable and effective in doing that work. In this light, injection molding is the technique that is used for manufacturing of automotive parts molding.
Why are plastic moulds used in car parts?
Plastic molds are being used for automotive parts because they could contribute to the weight reduction of the car and thereby, it contributes to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The other inherent properties of plastics such as flexibility, corrosion resistance, durability as well as cost-effectiveness contribute greatly to the lower prices of the car that you witness in the modern times.
Plastics used in automotive parts moulding
There are about 13 high-performance plastic molds that would be used in automotive hardware. But three types of plastics that are used in automotive parts are Polypropylene, PVC and Polyurethane. For more details information: HQMOULD
What type of moulding is used?
The injection molding is the process that is used to make automotive parts. About 90% of automotive parts are made using injection molding. The vehicle components that are produced using this include
· Door handle components
· Interior bezels
· Molded spacer blocks
· Pads and cushions
· Backlighting Controls and buttons
· DVD Housings
· Shifter knobs and assemblies
· Instrument panel components
There are two types of injection molds- cold runner and the hot runner. However, it does have certain disadvantages like heavy machinery cost at the start.