The Southeast’s Leading Automotive Injection Molding Company
Vehicle manufacturers and third-party parts suppliers across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic rely on us for custom plastics to use in their production. This is because they know that we are able to manufacture vehicle parts through automotive injection molding that not only ensures accuracy and consistency throughout the entire order, we can provide that precision with fast lead times and low per-unit pricing.
Why Choose Custom Automotive Injection Molding
Automotive thermoforming is ideal for many vehicle parts, especially large pieces like trunk tubs and dashboards, and the inexpensive tooling cost and ease of fabrication makes it appealing to customers. However, smaller parts and components, or pieces that require varied thickness or more intricate detailing, automotive injection molding is a better option. This method allows us to guarantee accuracy and quality, even in small and highly detailed pieces.
Plastic pellets are heated to their melting point and, using a high-pressure injection tool, the liquid is forced into a double-sided, 3D mold made of aluminum, steel, or a copper alloy. The amount of force used guarantees that the liquid reaches every nook and cranny of the mold, creating uniformity between each piece and precision to the design and specifications. Once the plastic is cooled to solid, it’s ejected from the mold and can be customized with paint, silk screening, or other features.
Commonly injection molded automotive parts include:
- Side steps
- Radio and air conditioning knobs and dials
- Under-the-hood parts and components
Benefits of Automotive Injection Molding
Because injection molding is much more specific regarding size and design, it has a longer lead time than thermoforming, usually 16 to 20 weeks rather than 14 weeks. However, the main benefits are quantity cost and precision.
- Cost: While thermoforming is inexpensive for pieces less than 3,000, with injection molding, it’s cost-effective to use injection molding for large annual orders. The cost to design and develop the injection tool and mold is more expensive, but once we have them, we don’t need to recreate them. If you need multiple large orders or ongoing pieces, this will save you money over thermoforming.
- Precision: When you need small components or pieces that have more complicated details and designs, automotive injection molding allows us to create the exact shape you need. From ridges to sharp corners, this method allows us to achieve the precision and accuracy you need.
Why Choose Our Automotive Injection Molding Company
Since 1988, we’ve been dedicated to providing the best quality plastics and the best customer service to our customers. We do this by offering a comprehensive, start-to-finish service so we are your partners in production every step of the way. This includes connecting you with our experienced plastics engineering team who will sit down with you to design with 3D modeling and CAD Drawings. We create a prototype of the finished product, often using 3D printing to create the most precise model, which we can use to fabricate the tooling. You’re with us through every part of the design and prototyping process so you can feel confident that what we deliver is exactly what you need.
In addition to design and manufacturing, we also offer several value-added services to help save you time, improve your efficiency, and cut your costs, such as inventory management and product assembly.
Contact Us for Injection Molding for Automotive Plastics
At Advanced Plastiform, Inc., we are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, and this means manufacturing a great product at a low price and with a fast lead time. From our design and engineering team to our manufacturing crew, we all strive to create the perfect pieces for your vehicle or vehicle parts that add safety, value, and durability to vehicles. We proudly serve seven states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.