5 Reasons to Choose Injection Molding
Over Other Plastic Manufacturing Processes

Are you considering injection molding, but you’re not sure it’s the right plastic manufacturing process for you? Perhaps you’re using additive manufacturing or CNC machining and you’re thinking about switching? Well, put your mind to rest, because injection molding is an ace of an option. It is one of the most common methods available today because of its versatility, speed, and efficiency.

Here are the top five reasons why you should choose plastic injection molding over other manufacturing processes:

1. Complex Parts & Precision

Injection molding has the capability to produce detailed, intricate parts with laser-sharp precision. Detailed features? No problem. Complex geometry? No problem. This of course will depend on the design, which must be made with quality. A quality design will lead to a good mold, and a good mold will result in consistent, precise parts.

2. High Output

Injection molding is known for its efficiency, swift production, and high output thanks to a repeatable design. And, depending on the size and complexity of the mold, only 15-120 seconds pass between each cycle time on average.

3. Reduced Waste

Who doesn’t like recycling? Plastic regrind is common practice with injection molding. At Buffalo Manufacturing, we take runner scrap parts and any other waste from the manufacturing process and grind it up. We then mix it into the virgin material to use up that scrap. Occasionally, there are some engineering grade resins that can’t be reused, but we strive to regrind wherever possible.

4. Low Operating Costs

Injection molding is an automated process that produces large quantities of parts per hour. This means high production rates, lower overhead costs, and fewer labor hours, allowing the company to pass on savings to the customer.

5. Options

It seems like everything is customizable these days, and the same is true for injection molding. Customers can choose from a variety of plastics to get the exact look and feel they want for their part.

a.  Strength
Customers can choose from a wide spectrum of durable engineering-grade plastics with varying levels of strength. In fact, Buffalo Manufacturing has 16 different grades you can choose from. 

b.  Colors
Choose any color of the rainbow for your plastic and your injection molder can make it happen. 

c.  Finishing Touches
Hot stamping, sonic sealing, sonic welding, metal fittings, and CNC machining, are just some of the finishing touches you can add to your finished parts.

The five advantages listed above are all great reasons to choose injection molding to make your plastic parts. It’s just as essential to partner yourself with an experienced injection molder to make sure your project is done correctly. Here at Buffalo Manufacturing, we have more than 20 years of experience with injection molding, and we are proud to be AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certified. We offer fast turn around time, often returning quotes in one week or less. Give us a call at 716-874-0786 or contact us for more information. We would love to answer any questions you may have about injection molding or get you started on a quote.