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 James Lemaster, 63, was working on a plastic injection molding machine at the ORBIS plant on Commerce Court in Georgetown around 5:30 a.m. when the machine became stuck, said Scott County Coroner John Goble. David Aaro, Fox News, 13 Aug. 2021 Keter has almost 800 injection molding machines in its plants around the world, and the company can track the performance of each one, every day. Willem Sundblad, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The resin shortage is a problem for Sogefi, which uses almost 4 tons of the substance each week in its injection molding operations, and for several of its suppliers. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 With injection molding, for example, the pellets can be used to make a variety of items, including faux-plastic forks. Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2021 To speed things up, Kotz and his colleagues have now extended their nanocomposite approach to work with injection molding, a process used to mass produce plastic parts like toys and car bumpers by the ton. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 8 Apr. 2021 The company also provides manufacturing services including forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 The best application solutions arise from access to multiple options — both plastic and metal 3D printing, for example, often working alongside traditional injection molding, casting, or milling. Sarah Goehrke, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Raw materials are turned into specific shapes through a number of methods: casting, cutting, forming and injection molding. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Dec. 2020

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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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20 Aug 2021

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“Injection molding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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