Tuesday, June 24, 2014

INJECTION MOULDING OF PLASTICS

               

1. Granules of plastic powder (note the plastics listed above) are poured or fed into a hopper which stores it until it is needed.

 

2. A heater heats up the tube and when it reaches a high temperature a screw thread starts turning.

 

3. A motor turns a thread which pushes the granules along the heater section which melts then into a liquid.  The liquid is forced into a mould where it cools into the shape (in this case a DVD storage unit).

 

4. The mould then opens and the unit is removed.