On-demand injection molding is a form of manufacturing, a process that allows manufacturers to produce specific quantities of items as and when they are needed. This reduces the burden of maintaining a high level of inventory, and the risks associated with overproduction or underproduction.
Injection molding is a process where materials are injected into a mold to produce parts or products. The process involves melting plastic pellets and injecting them into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity. It’s a versatile manufacturing process used for producing parts in large volumes, from the simplest to the most complex shapes.
The ‘on-demand’ aspect means that the injection molding is done based on the actual demand of the parts, leveraging digital platforms to streamline the design, order, and manufacturing process. It facilitates small quantity orders for prototypes or customization in larger batches, thus providing a lot of flexibility and cost-effectiveness for manufacturers.