Plastic Injection Molding
Molding & Tooling Expertise
Astronics supports world-class OEMs with tight tolerance moldings using highly-engineered aerospace-grade and structural resins.
Our capabilities include:
- Injection Molding Presses from 40 Tons to 950 Tons
- Tight-tolerance moldings
- In-house tool design
- Wide variety of resins (Glass and carbon filled resins, ABS, Acrylic, Polyethylene, etc.)
- Integrated statistical process control (SPC)
- Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Our tooling and manufacturing engineers provide consulting expertise in part design, material selection, design for manufacturing, and tool selection. The result is higher yields, lower material consumption, cycle time optimization, better flow control, and no surface flaws, thus reducing overall costs.
Astronics plastic injection molding products come in a wide range of highly engineered materials, including high-glass and carbon-filled content, and additives for lubrication such as PTFE or MOS2. All are commonly available in flame-retardant grades. Additional modifiers include colorants/dyes, talc, and RF shielding additives.
Astronics can produce parts for plastic injection molding ranging in size from a couple ounces to almost four pounds. Whether your needs are highly-engineered aerospace products or complex part geometry including secondary assembly, Astronics will guide you through the entire process, from tooling to part fabrication.