Moulding Machines and Processes

  • A. Whelan


From the previous definition given of injection moulding it should be obvious that the injection moulding machine must be capable of:
  1. 1.

    Softening the polymer

  2. 2.

    Injecting the softened material into a closed mould

  3. 3.

    Hardening the material so that it sets into the size or shape required

  4. 4.

    Ejecting the hardened material so that the cycle can begin again

Injection moulding machines are ranked or rated in various ways (see Chapter 3) but in Europe the Euromap system is becoming widely adopted.


Injection Moulding Feed System Mould Filling Thermoplastic Material Compression Moulding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.National College of Rubber TechnologyThe Polytechnic of North LondonLondonUK

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