Start Writing

Start Writing
Stop Writer's Block

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Buzz on the Plastic Injection Molding Process

How 3D Printing Gets Mass Produced
The buzz on the Plastic Injection molding process is melting metal, rubber or plastic by pouring or injecting them into molds. A company is commissioned to design and produce a plastic injection mold. The mold begins as a bar of steel. A mold of several blocks are made which constitutes the base. The mold is usually two-halves.
A grinder comes into the process by doing its job of smoothing. It prepares the base. A computer guided tooling machine called the CNC completes its shape. Most go on to a second machine, especially when more detailing is needed or wanted. A snow-mobile, for example, took twenty hours to complete. The snow-mobile required additional work for a head-light.

A second tooling machine is out-fitted with a specific part. The CNC machine isn't capable of performing the task. A strong electric current is used to make the mold with the second tooling machine. The plastic cools and hardens. The mold is easily persuaded to release the product.  

Take a tour of the Injection Molding Company, and the actual process as it unfolds at



Post a Comment

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo

Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

Meet Marcella Glenn on Twitter:

Grave Street House Interview
Authors Show Radio Announces Interview Lineup For Week Of February 16, 2009
Internet Radio features five new authors each week
February 16, 2009
Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

The Writer

The Writer
Word Master-Pieces