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
injection-molded adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Now he’s enrolled in a 13-week course at the Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp., a postsecondary school and educational foundation, learning injection molding, machine training and other skills. Stephen Singer,, 2 Aug. 2021 Lounge or parlor chairs were originally made of wicker, for ventilation and lightness, but then the wicker was replaced with metal, then braided plastic string, and, finally, cheap and ugly plastic-injection molding. Penelope Green, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2022 The company’s Auburn operation will include injection molding and assembly manufacturing processes, according to a news release. William Thornton |, al, 19 Oct. 2022 Every element of the process, from the initial combining of the feedstock elements to the injection molding of finished parts and their assembly, along with the manufacturing of the movement, dial, and crystal, is completely automated. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 July 2022 Its new Element MP260 metal 3D printer is a compact-sized machine designed to be a prototype option for businesses that do metal injection molding. Carolyn Schwaar, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Out of this, spaghetti-like strings of Bioceramic emerge that are then cooled and granulized to form a feedstock ready for injection molding. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 July 2022 But now, the additive manufacturing industry has developed new materials, techniques and technologies to become a true competitor to more traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding and CNC machining. Bill King, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Traditionally, injection molding is thought of as the least expensive way to manufacture plastic parts. Bill King, Forbes, 20 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of injection molding was in 1932

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“Injection molding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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