Thermoset parts and components can be manufactured in similar molding processes as thermoplastics such as nylon, ABS, etc. The most popular molding processes for thermosets are injection molding.
Why Choose Injection Molding for Your Thermoset Parts?
Manufacturers and molders may select an injection molding process for their thermoset application for a variety of reasons, mostly take cost and production into consideration. Injection molding offers a cost-efficient option for high-volume programs requiring many parts in a shorter time span. Injection molding offers a faster cycle time over a compression molding process, allowing molders to produce more parts in an hour. Additionally, injection molding is more suitable for high-cavity molds, with multi-cavitation tooling, each molding shot can produces more parts than a single cavity, which is limited to one part per shot or cycle.
Due to the faster cycle times and ability for high-cavity tooling, injection molding can offer lower unit pricing over parts produced from a transfer or compression molding process. Markets such as the automotive and appliance as well as electrical industries rely on thermoset injection molding to produce high volume, cost-effective parts to put to market in a short time span.