Automotive Plastic Mold Classification

- Sep 01, 2018-

There are many methods for classifying automotive plastic molds. According to the different methods of plastic parts molding, they can be divided into the following categories.


1.Injection mold


The injection mold is also called an injection mold. The molding process of such a mold is characterized in that the plastic raw material is placed in a heating cylinder of the injection machine. The plastic is heated and melted, and is driven by the screw or plunger of the injection machine to enter the mold cavity through the pouring system of the nozzle and the mold. The plastic is molded in the mold cavity by heat preservation, pressure keeping, cooling and solidification. Since the heating and pressurizing device can function in stages, injection molding can not only form plastic parts with complicated shapes, but also has high production efficiency and good quality.


Therefore, injection molding accounts for a large proportion in the molding of plastic parts, and the injection mold accounts for more than half of the plastic molding mold. The injection machine is mainly used for the molding of thermoplastics, and has been gradually used for the molding of thermosetting plastics in recent years.


2. Compression mode


The compression mold is also called a compression mold or a compression mold. The molding process of the mold is characterized in that the plastic raw material is directly added into the open mold cavity, and then the mold is closed. After the plastic is molten under the action of heat and pressure, the cavity is filled with a certain pressure. At this point, the molecular structure of the plastic produces a chemical cross-linking reaction that gradually hardens and sets. Compression molds are mostly used for thermosetting plastics, and their molded parts are mostly used for housings and daily necessities of electrical switches.