Injection molding is the most common method of producing plastic parts, including items such as car dashboards, patio furniture, and storage tubs, as well as small pieces like interlocking toy parts, keyboard buttons, and product identification logos.
Here’s a simple overview of how the injection molding process works:
- Plastic pellets are heated and injected into a custom metal mold
- The plastic fills and conforms to the mold
- The plastic cools, and the part is removed
Injection molding is an excellent way of creating plastic logos in styles ranging from the straightforward to the distinctly artistic. Look for examples of the variety of plastic logos on these types of products:
- Camera equipment
- Sound systems
- Musical instruments
Benefits of Injection Molding
Here are three major benefits to consider when choosing plastic injection molding:
1) Endless possibilities
Plastic literally means “capable of being made into different shapes.” If you can imagine a part, there is a way to design and produce it using plastic injection molding. To help you make decisions, a design team will work with you so that, out of all the possibilities, you’ll get the logo that clearly and correctly identifies your product.
2) Reduced costs
Injection molding does require up-front costs for drafting and tooling the custom metal molds, designed for repeated use. After initial investment, the cost of molds spreads out over multiple production runs. In this way, cost decreases over time. Also, because plastics are usually less expensive than metal or wood, they are an economical choice for high volume production compared to other materials.
3) Extra consistency and quality
During the design stage, engineers specify the part’s ideal geometric dimensions. They also decide how much leeway is acceptable for a given project. Professionally, this is known as “tolerancing,” or defining the allowable variation from the ideal.
The injection molding process is perfect for making logos. The process allows for trial runs before full production. Then, continued monitoring and checking occurs along the way, with specialists making any needed adjustments. This kind of quality management ensures that your plastic logos will turn out exactly as expected.
To learn more about using injection molding to create plastic logos for your product, contact us at Detroit Name Plate Etching today!