In particular, with smaller, thin-walled components measuring up to 50 cm in length, the injection molding process can constitute a cost-effective alternative. The components are manufactured in a molding operation, and this dispenses with what have now become costly rework operations (separating, deburring, drilling).
Furthermore, the geometric latitude afforded by the injection molding process enables 3D components to be produced (e.g. internal or external chamfers or bevels at the ends of components, transverse bores at any desired location …) and this opens up entirely new design options.
Ceramic injection moldings versus extrusion
- Greater geometric latitude for molds
- More cost-effective production
- Identical material characteristics