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What is a vertical injection molding machine?
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What is a vertical injection molding machine?


Injection moulding machines are more commonly seen in their horizontal setup which brings the mould tool together laterally i.e One half of the mould tool moves in from the left/right until it meets the other half of the mould tool.

A vertical moulding machine brings the mould tool together vertically  One half of the mould tool moves in from up above or from down below until it meets the other half of the mould tool.

Briefly, what is a mould tool?

Two halves of hollowed out metal from which, when pressed together and injected with molten plastic, we get our product.

Briefly, what does the moulding machine do?

Melts the raw material (plastic) and injects it into the mould tool.

How complicated can mould tools get?

There can be more than two ‘layers’ of tooling that stack up, each producing a number of parts.

Tools can be made to product one or more (‘impressions’) product at a time, and those multiple product might well vary (we call this a ‘family tool’).


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