Plastic extrusion is the process of creating plastic profiles and tubes by forcing melted plastic through a die. The process is used to create a wide range of products and component parts that are utilised for both industrial and domestic purposes. Due to the need to force these plastics into a shape, thermoplastics will be used, as they are the best type of material for melting down and cooling to form a rigid shape. Polypropylene and PVC are two of the most commonly used thermoplastics for plastic extrusion purposes. In this blog post, we take a look at a few ways in which plastic extrusion can be used.
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Injection moulding is the second-most common of making plastic parts, behind plastic extrusion. It involves rapid mould filling followed by quick cooling to produce objects from plasticiser. The injection mould process consumes almost 32% of the weight of all plastic!
Unsurprisingly, this means that in the injection moulding process, sometimes things go wrong. We take a look at the four most common moulding issues people face and the different solutions you can employ to solve these problems. Continue reading “How to Fix Four Common Plastic Injection Moulding Problems”
Injection moulding is one of the most cost-effective, popular and efficient manufacturing processes available and is responsible for a large number of the products you use every day – but how exactly does it work? Here at Opus Plastics, we are passionate about what we do and like to shout about the capabilities of our shiny, clever machines whenever we can. Whether you’ve heard of it before or not, you work in the industry or you’re just interested, we’ve put together a guide to outline exactly how an injection moulding machines works.
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Here at Opus Plastics, we utilise the latest plastic manufacturing techniques to create high-quality products via extrusion moulding for a range of industries. However, before the plastics are created through our efficient machines, a lot of planning goes into how we can produce such a fantastic end result for our clients. This blog will focus on mould flow analysis to look at the first stage of the production process and we go about beginning the complex journey of manufacturing your products.
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Plastics are all around us and play a part in almost every aspect of our lives. Despite this, we don’t always consider where they come from and some may not even know how they are made. Knowing how plastics are created can help us to understand this material’s full potential and how it can be used to suit the needs of businesses and consumers.
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Plastic extrusion is a complex plastic manufacturing process that, at its most basic, involves solid plastic mass being converted into a shape that can be made into usable products or used as first produced. Despite its useful and economic nature, many businesses are naïve to what it is, the various benefits it offers and how it can transform the way small, medium and large companies operate. Below, we’ve created a guide for everything you would want to know about plastic extrusion, so you can understand more about what the process actually consists of and what we here at Opus Plastics can do for you.
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