The Future of Plastic Injection Molding

Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is already a leading manufacturing method in the world today. Currently, the products produced by this method are used in multiple industries. These range from the automotive to the food and beverage industries and beyond.

Despite the already high use case of injection molding, the industry is set to undergo an interesting change. A change that could make injection molding even more lucrative. By 2027, it’s estimated that injection molding plastic is set to be worth over $385billion.

Here’s a look at some of the things we can expect to see in the future regarding plastic injection molding.

New Plastics Will Change Injection Molding

To meet customer demands, the industry is continuously developing and creating new and exciting synthetic plastics.

It’s not out of the question that new plastics that are stronger, more resilient to high temperatures, and more environmentally friendly are created.

That last characteristic is partially influential in driving the future of plastic molding. Customers are demanding more environmentally-friendly plastics. This means they need to be recycled more easily. Because of this, it seems that the industry is due for a shift in the types of plastics we favor. Expect to see more injection molding products that are made up of a high volume of recycled materials.

The Way Plastic is Melted Will Alter 

When plastic is injection molded, it must first be heated into a liquid. This heating process can generate and use a lot of energy. To keep consumption low, manufacturers will need to be more cautious in how they melt their plastic before the molding process in the future.

Plus, not only will manufacturers have to think about solutions in how to melt their plastic, but they will also need to think about how to contain any by-products. Some plastics can produce toxic gases when melted, which need to be contained to protect the environment.

Thankfully, many of these toxic plastics are not used. Still, adopters of plastic injection molding will need to consider which plastics they use that least impact the environment. Our process at Nova Stevensville is energy efficient and eco-friendly. Get a quote to see how our ethical process can help you.

Better Machines Will Boost Efficiency

Being able to produce multiple quality products quickly is essential for businesses that create injection molded products. This is because this can allow them to maximize profit and grow their business.

As we look to the future, more innovations in the equipment used will happen, meaning that there will be machinery that can create complex products at a massive scale.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can also help boost the efficiency of the plastic molding process, making it more automated.

Step Into The Future With Injection Molding

At Nova Stevensville, we’re at the cutting edge of injection molding. We pride ourselves on being a leading figure in the industry.

We partner with various automotive businesses, creating bespoke products that boost their performance. You can contact us here to find out more and see how we can help your business step into the future of injection molding.

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