You'll be surprised to learn that many items all around you are made using plastic injection molds! The major industries that use plastic injection molded products include:
To help you actualize what sort of plastic injection products might be found in these industries, we'll go through a typical day and mention products you would likely to use.
Think about how you start your day. Do you wake up naturally or do you set an alarm? If you're like me then you don't have a traditional alarm clock but instead use your phone or Google home. What do you do next? Put on your slippers, visit the bathroom brush your teeth, use the facilities & take a shower or perhaps instead head to the kitchen, pull out some plastic utensils and make breakfast in a non-stick pan.
Google home casing
Cell phone case
Tooth floss picks
Shower gel bottles
Plastic kitchen utensils
Off to work
Now it's time to go to work! You've got your travel mug in hand as you hop into the drivers seat of your car. Cruising down the highway you pass a biker, several busses and see a plane fly by overhead.
Car parts (fenders, grilles, bumpers, door panels, floor rails, light housing, air vents, door handles, buttons & dials etc.)
Bus, plane & train seats
Arriving at work you check yourself in and get comfortable at your desk where you can see your business cards sitting in their holder. Your computer lights up, welcoming you to another day of work. Putting in one headphone, so that you remain available to the world around you, you pick out a song and start typing away at your tasks for the day. Every now and then you take a break to stretch you legs and visit the washroom.
Paper towel dispenser
Finally, it's lunch time. You unpack the lunch your brought from home and slide your Tupperware meal into the microwave to warm it up.
The clock says it's quitting time! Once you've arrived back home, to relax and destress, you clean up the days mess by vacuuming the rugs, dimming the lights low and plopping down on the couch to marathon some Netflix shows. Perhaps you've got kids and decide to play with their toys with them, go outside with them or indulge them with a video game.
Plastic cooking utensils
Electrical switches & wall plates
Video game controllers
Video game consoles
Sports balls & equipment
When you think about how many products in your daily life are made from the plastic injection molding process, the list is endless! Here at DC Automotive Tooling Inc. we make molds that are suitable for small to medium objects, which would include most of the items we mentioned!
How many of the items we listed do you use on a daily basis?