Injection moulding is one of the most popular and versatile methods for mass producing plastic parts, as it has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic moulding. Involving feeding plastic material into a heated barrel, the plastic is mixed and then led into a mould cavity, where it takes shape and hardens into the final product. Injection moulding is used in a huge variety of products , but why is it so popular as a technique?
Details and complex shapes
Due to the huge pressure (more than any other plastic moulding method) that injection moulding causes, the material is pressed excessively hard against the mould, meaning that very specific details and complex geometry can be flawlessly integrated into the design.
The high output rate of the injection moulding process makes it very popular. Every machine is different, however generally only about 15 to 30 seconds pass between cycle times!
Low labour Costs
Injection moulding equipment usually runs with a self-gating, automatic tool to keep operations streamlined and production ongoing, requiring minimal supervision.
We are very proud to announce that 2 of our TCB-Arrow team have recently completed the Help the Heroes Dawn Raid bike ride! Leaving Horseguards parade at 3.30am, they cycled a total of 100 miles finishing on Southsea sea front. The route took in the breath-taking Box Hill and travelled through Aldershot and even down the runway at RAF Odiham.
Scott Rowell (Mouldshop Manager) and Nick Wright (Project Engineer) have raised £652 so far! This is a huge achievement for a very worthy cause, so well done to them both!
The TCB-Arrow team are excited that our new building extension has been completed! It is 5,000 sq.ft. and over 8m to eaves, making it a huge project which has been progressing from the beginning of the year.
With just the steel framework (below), we could start seeing the potential of the new space, and now that it is finished the extension is even more impressive than we could have hoped!