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   Blow Molding       Blow molding is similar to injection molding except that hot liquid plastic comes out of a barrel vertically, in a hollow molten tube or "parison." The mold closes on it and compressed air blows up the parison like a balloon, forcing it outward to conform to the inside shape of the mold. After cooling, a hollow part emerges. This process is typically used for jars, bottles, containers etc. Part prices are generally higher than injection molded parts, but lower than rotationally molded parts. Tooling costs are moderately expensive. 
   Compression Molding       In compression molding, a slug of hard plastic is pressed between 2 heated mold halves. This is generally done with vertical presses as opposed to the horizontal presses used for injection and blow molding. After being formed, the part is air-cooled. Both tooling and piece part prices are moderate. 
   Dip Molding       Dip molding is a process similar to hot dip coating, in which the finished product is the fused plastisol stripped from the dipped mold. Dip molding is used to produce such parts as gloves, grips, and protective caps. 
   Film Insert Molding (FIM)       In the film insert molding (FIM) process, a material such as a film or a fabric is inserted into a mold, and then plastic material is injected into the mold to make the part. 
   Gas Injection Molding (GIM)       Gas injection molding (GIM) can be used to produce plastic parts with hollow interiors. In gas injection molding, a partial shot of plastic is followed by high-pressure gas to fill the mold cavity with plastic. This process is also called gas assist molding. 
   Injection Molding       Injection molding is perhaps the most widely used of all plastic processing methods. The injection molding machine reduces pelletized raw material and colorant into a hot liquid. This "melt" is forced into a cooled mold under tremendous pressure. After the material solidifies, the mold is unclamped and a finished part is ejected. Injection molding offers the lowest piece prices available, but tooling prices are generally the highest. 
   Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)       Resin transfer molding (RTM) is a liquid molding process that is commonly used for the aerospace and automotive industries.  In the RTM process, a resin is mixed with a hardener and then injected at low pressure into a mold containing dry fibers. The part must cure for several hours at room temperature before it is removed from the mold. 
   Rotational Molding       In rotational molding, hollow molds filled with powdered plastic are secured to pipe-like spokes that extend from a central hub. The molds rotate or tumble on separate axes at once. The hub swings the entire mold into an enclosed furnace room that causes the powder to melt and stick to the insides of the tools. With the molds still tumbling slowly, the tools swing into a cooling room where sprayed water causes the plastic to harden into a hollow part. Low tooling costs and high piece prices are typical of this process. Cycle times average around 40-45 minutes. 
   Structural Foam Molding       Structural foam molding is a type of injection molding process commonly used for parts that require thicker walls than standard injection molding. Introducing a small amount of nitrogen or chemical blow agent into the plastic material allows for the creation of the thicker walls. Foaming occurs as the melted plastic material enters the mold cavity. A thin plastic skin forms and solidifies along the mold wall and supports the interior cellular foam on the inside. Structural foam molding can be used with any thermoplastic that can be injection molded. 
   Thermoset Cast       Thermoset polymers decompose rather than melt when heated and once set into a final shape, they do not flow. Because this class of materials does not shrink significantly during molding, large cross-sections can be molded without warping or sinking problems, as occurs in thermoplastic molding. In the thermoset cast molding process, liquid material is poured into an open mold. 
   Thermoforming (Vacuum or Pressure)       In thermoforming processes, sheets of pre-extruded rigid plastic are heated horizontally and sucked down into hollow one-piece tools. After the hot plastic solidifies again, its shape conforms to that of the mold. Trimming is usually necessary to put the part in final form. Vacuum forming is done at atmospheric pressure (14.2 psi). A variation of this process, pressure forming, incorporates the use of a pressure box built around the tool to increase the pressures far beyond atmospheric. Greater surface definition in parts can therefore be achieved. Tooling costs are generally low and piece prices can vary depending on machinery. 
   Vacuum Assist Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)       Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) is an infusion process where a vacuum draws a resin into a one-sided mold.  A cover or bag is placed over the top of the resin to form a vacuum-tight seal, and then the vacuum is applied and draws the resin into the mold. This process is also referred to as vacuum infusion process (VIP) molding. 
   Vacuum Bag Molding       Vacuum bag molding, or bag molding, is a process in which a sheet of flexible transparent material (bag), bleeder cloth, and release film are placed over the lay-up on a mold and sealed on the edges. The vacuum is applied between the sheet and the lay-up, removing the trapped air.  The part is then cured with temperature and time. 
   Other       Other unlisted or specialized types of molding machines. 
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   Electric       The machine is uses electrically-powered components.  
   Hydraulic       Machine actuation is performed by using hydraulic power components. Heating and control may be provided by other means. 
   Manual       Machine actuation is performed by manual effort. Heating and control may be provided by other means. 
   Pneumatic       Machine actuation is performed by using pneumatic power components. Heating and control may be provided by other means. 
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   Machine Orientation       
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   Horizontal       Platen or press moves horizontally. 
   Vertical       Platen or press moves up and down. 
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Performance
   Clamping Force       Clamping force is the amount that the machine can exert to prevent the mold from opening due to process pressures. 
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   Stroke       Stroke is the distance the moving platen can be moved. 
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   Daylight / Opening       Opening refers to the distance the machine has available for mold thickness and clamping stroke. 
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   Shot Size       Shot size refers to the maximum amount of resin the machine can inject in a single shot. 
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   Injection Pressure       Injection pressure is the maximum pressure the machine can inject resin. 
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