Feb 19, 2018
Once plastics were invented in early 1900’s, using plastics and making plastic products has become an inseparable part of how humankind in expanding the boundaries of creativity. Plastics have revolutionized product manufacturing by replacing other materials. Plastics are now everywhere and will be a part of our lives forever.
Plastic injection molding is playing a big part in this plastic revolution. Injection molded parts are in virtually any product you buy from stores. Looking at the vast amount of plastic parts that are assembled together to make products you might think what can be done to make them eco-friendlier. How to make products in a more sustainable way? But injection molding is injection molding, then apply secondary operations to make all look good? Right?
Not necessarily. Imagine,
If you didn’t have to paint the parts to hide molding defects?
If you could reduce the use of materials at the same time?
If you could also greatly increase the content of recycled material?
This and more is possible with high heat molding. It makes a big impact in reaching toward more sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing of injection molded parts. This method of injection molding is also called ‘Heat and Cool Molding’ or ‘RHCM’ and it can be done with hot water, steam, oil, electrical plugs or by induction. Heating by induction is the fastest, most economical and safest technology for Heat and Cool Molding. Here is shortly listed what makes high heat molding with Roctool induction heating technology more ecological production method.
Roctool has perfected the induction-based heat and cool technology. If you want to know more and how it works, please visit our website www.roctool.com. Read also “HD Stories” - http://www.roctool.com/industr... - stories how companies have successfully used our technology to make better products. I’m inviting you to connect with me to receive more detailed information or to start a development project just for your application. At Roctool, molding matters.
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By Matti Maatta, Senior Designer @ Roctool Inc.