At Elastomer Engineering we have several high shot volume, computer controlled vertical injection moulding machines. We designed these to take large moulds beyond the scope of conventional injection moulding machines. With their high injection pressures, they have the unique ability to produce very long mouldings and bulky items that it would be impracticable to manufacture in any other way.
Injection tooling is usually regarded as expensive. However, our long experience with this type of equipment has shown that our moulds are only slightly more expensive than the equivalent compression versions and certainly cheaper than a comparable transfer mould. The only extra features required are sprue bushes, special runners and press platen attachments.
Faster cycle times are possible with the injection moulding leading to lower unit prices. The process is also ideal for bonding as the metal parts are positively clamped within a closed mould.