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Process: Injection Moulding

Overview

Injection Moulding Machine

The first step in the injection moulding process is to manufacture a mould tool. This is a precision machined part (or assembly of parts) that contains the cavity - or cavities - the same shape as the finished part. The mould tool is unique for every component, but can be used many times. Tooling costs are usually quite high; therefore, economies of scale dictate that injection moulded parts are required in high quantities.

A mould tool is clamped into an injection moulding machine. At the other end of the machine, plastic granules are fed into a heated cylinder and a reciprocating screw therein moves the plastic, which melts into the mould under pressure. When the plastic hardens, the clamping unit opens so the final component can be removed. The process is then repeated.

 

 

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Injection Moulding projects for quote

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

This manufacturer from the electronics industry is looking to bring back production of two injection moulded components to the UK. These items are currently made in China and the client is exploring the option of reshoring this process, meaning that they are keen to hear from Qimtek members who have the capabilities to undertake the work. This company spends over £1million on their annual subcontract requirements, paving the way for the chosen supplier to build the relationship moving forward.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

The attached hammer shaft is sought for end use within the automotive industry, by a company that places over £80,000 into the subcontract engineering market each year. This item is to be injection moulded from fibreglass, with quotes sought on a number of different price breaks ranging from 250 to 1000 off. Those with the long-term capacity available to undertake repeat orders are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss the project.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

Injection moulding of three different components in a selection of colours is required. The client requires these items for use within an oil and gas application and will place repeat orders with the supplier they choose. Therefore, this is an opportunity to win not only the job in question, but also a new long-term customer.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

An injection moulded part is required for end use within consumer products. The client - a fastener manufacturer and distributor - spends upwards of £250,000 annually in the subcontract engineering sphere. Their current requirement is for the attached bolt, which is to be made from Nylon. This item was previously manufactured overseas, but now the client is keen to reshore its production. Ideally, they would like to work alongside a supplier who is able to offer this part in substantial quantities on a repeat basis, with the batch frequency to be discussed at a later date.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

Moulded plastic components are required for end use within the electronics industry. The buyer behind this enquiry outsources £4million worth of subcontract engineering work per year and is keen to hear from suppliers that can provide a quotation for 1000 to 2000 off of this item, with repeat orders available for the chosen vendor moving forward. The parts are to be injection moulded in accordance with the attached drawing; in addition, interested parties are also to quote for the applicable tooling. The buyer will look favourably upon quotes from suppliers who hold the stated approvals, as well as offering a high quality end product.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

With an annual spend on outsourced processes that tops over £1.2million, this manufacturer from the leisure industry is looking for a UK injection moulding supplier. The two attached hooks are items which are regularly ordered from overseas, although the client is keen to return their production to home soil. They would like to receive quotes for 5000 off of each part per quarter and also require the applicable tooling. Therefore, this is an opportunity to win not only the job in question, but also a new long-term customer.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

This is an unmissable opportunity to become a long-term supplier to a well-known company within the automotive industry. Spending a massive £500,000 a year on bespoke plastic & rubber components alone, they seek the assistance of an injection moulding company that can utilise supply of a hose in large annual quantities. This enquiry forms part of a larger job for which the client is currently tendering and if successful, it will spell at least four years worth of work for the supplier they select.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

This manufacturer of waste management solutions, seeks quotes on the attached brackets. This is a new part for the company in question and at present, they are unsure if this will be a one-off or ongoing requirement.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

Quotes are sought for the attached fumigation wedge, which is to be injection moulded in accordance with the attached STEP file. The client outsources a massive £1.1million worth of work each year and would like to partner with a supplier who can fulfil biannual orders of this component, whilst adhering to the material specification provided. Interested parties must have the required approval in place and also provide a quotation for the applicable tooling. This is a new design, which is destined for end use within the industrial machinery sector.

Plastic & Rubber-Injection Moulding

This enquiry is not to be missed by those who are looking to supplement their long-term customer portfolio. The company behind this enquiry is a manufacturer of electronic products, who is keen to hear from injection moulding suppliers that are able to offer prices for a package of fourteen parts. There are large ongoing yearly quantities of these components available for the chosen supplier. Interested parties must be able to adhere to the client's criteria and have the available capacity to meet demand.