injection molding


Definition of injection molding

: a method of forming articles (as of plastic) by heating the molding material until it can flow and injecting it into a mold

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Other Words from injection molding

injection-molded adjective

Examples of injection molding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the massive Amazon project at the port, HMS Manufacturing Co. has renovated an existing 550,000-square-foot building and expects to create 90 jobs at its injection molding facility. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: Rights and wrongs," 15 Aug. 2020 The new plant will be located at 204 Enterprise Drive in the Auburn Technology Park North in a facility that has been used for injection molding previously, and the plant will employ 120 people. Giana Han, al, "Revere Plastics Systems adds 120 jobs to Auburn with building of plant," 9 July 2020 Plastic injection molding is a method of mass producing plastic parts by forcing molten plastic into a mold. Giana Han, al, "Revere Plastics Systems adds 120 jobs to Auburn with building of plant," 9 July 2020 As part of a third-generation GM family, Bucchi just joined the company a year ago after working as a manufacturing engineer for a plastic injection molding shop. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "GM quietly helped company set up ventilator assembly line after a cold call," 3 July 2020 The mask involves run-of-the-mill injection molding with either additive manufacturing (3D printing) or craftsmanship machining. Matthew Putman, STAT, "The U.S. needs to make more CPAP machines. Our supply chain is blocking that," 1 May 2020 This year, Tubbs anticipates making about 50 million tons of hemp plastic pellets that can be used on regular plastics equipment, such as 3D printers or injection molds, which makes the switch for manufacturers a little easier. Troy Farah, Ars Technica, "Bioplastics continue to blossom—are they really better for the environment?," 20 Jan. 2020 Plakie made injection molds for the ornaments and started selling them. Vince Guerrieri, Popular Mechanics, "‘People Are Buying Their Memories Back’: The Christmas Ornament That Time Forgot," 20 Dec. 2019 The platform offers injection molding capabilities for parts that often house consumer electronics or medical devices, Mr. Altschuler said, areas the company could also push into. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Xometry Raises $50 Million for On-Demand Parts Marketplace," 13 May 2019

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First Known Use of injection molding

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of injection molding was in 1932

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19 Aug 2020

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“Injection molding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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