Serving Virginia from Our Central North Carolina Location
When your business needs high-quality, durable custom plastics, contact Advanced Plastiform, Inc. Since 1988, our plastics engineering and manufacturing company has worked with Virginia businesses to provide plastics used in all kinds of industries, including automotive, medical, and refrigeration. We specialize in both injection molding and thermoforming, and our experienced design and engineering team will work with you to determine the best method of manufacture to ensure the best quality for your needs while also meeting your cost and delivery needs.
Our Injection Molding Process
Injection molding is a way to manufacture plastics in which a thermoplastic material is heated to a liquid, then forced into a custom, double-sided tool using a high-pressure injector. Once the plastic sets and is cool, the piece is ejected and can be painted, coated, or silk-screened.
Our injection presses range from 100 to 530 tons, allowing us to create all types of components and parts, including complex designs that require varying thickness, intricate detailing, and other customizations.
Choosing Injection Molding Over Thermoforming
Thermoforming is a more common method of manufacturing because it is inexpensive and offers a fast lead time. However, it isn’t always right for every situation. That’s when our team looks at injection molding.
The tooling for injection molding is double-sided and made from steel, heavy aluminum, or beryllium-copper alloy. Because of the complexity of the design and the cost of materials, the price and lead time for tooling is greater than the cost of tooling in thermoforming. Though the tooling and prototyping steps are longer and more expensive, once that’s complete, we can produce as many pieces as needed, manufacturing accurate, high-quality pieces is high volumes and for repeat orders. This means that injection molding can actually offer a low per-unit price and repeat orders will have a fast lead time!
Contact Us for Injection Molding in Virginia
If you are in need of custom plastic manufacturing, we are here to help. We work with all types of industries across Virginia, and deliver to the entire state, including Richmond, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Arlington and all other areas within Virginia. With our dedication to customer service, we provide high-quality products on time and within your budget!