Blow molding is the leading industry when it comes to the processing of plastics. Through the cutting-edge technology that is applied in the industrial process, Western Case’s highly talented team of workers can provide clients with an array of services. These services encompass rapid prototyping, mold design, and extrusion blow molding.
Extrusion Blow Molding For Plastic Product Manufacturing
Extrusion blow molding is a process in which the hollow part of the plastic material is made. Blow mold manufacturers can use extrusion blow molding to ensure consistent product manufacturing. General production size of products ranges, and Western Case has a fast turnaround time for small or large runs. If a product prototype has not been created, Western Case can assist customers in mold design.
Custom Blow Molding
Western Case produces custom blow molding products for a variety of markets. With the ever-changing market demand, Western Case is proud that it can create perfect blow molded products with a proven process for the first line run.
Advantages of Custom Plastic Extrusion
Among the many advantages you get from this process, the most significant ones are:
- Higher production pace: goods can be produced at a higher speed with our equipment. More products would be created at the end of the day for our customers.
- Producing plastic products with Western Case is economical. The custom plastic extrusion process is cost-effective. As a result, one can afford to manufacture a higher number of plastic products through Western Case’s production line.
Extrusion blow molding is a method used to make plastic items such as carrying cases. A melted resin is poured into a mold and forms a predetermined shape. The shape of the item is determined by the shape of the mold. A solid shape forms when the extrusion cools. It is a complicated process and usually requires professional extrusion blow molding services.
How Plastic Extrusion Works
The plastics extrusion process involves a resin being added into a top mounted hopper. The resin moves along a track until it reaches the extruder barrel. As the resin nears the barrel, a rotating screw forces the resin into the barrel. The barrel is heated so it will melt the incoming resin. A heating profile sets controlled heat zones to gradually increase the temperature inside the barrel. The zones allow the plastic resin to gradually melt as it travels through the barrel.
Before the resin exits, it is pushed through a screen to remove contaminants. At this point, the resin enters the mold and takes its final shape. The hot plastic must flow evenly into the mold or it will produce a misshapen product. If the resin receives unwanted stress anywhere in the process, the product can warp when it cools. The final step involves cooling the product by pulling the extruder through a water bath.
Consider a Consultation for Your Product
The extrusion process is complicated and requires precision. If you need extrusion blow molding services, then it is important to contact a professional. Inquire about a consultation to get the service you need to create a perfectly shaped product.
The latest technology release in the blow molding industry provides a quality control function to control the crystallinity and barrier properties of PET bottles was announced in a recent article by Plastics Technology. Whether you need plastic bottles or a custom blow molding project, Western Case has the experience, technology, and ability to make it successful.
Extrusion Blow Molding
There are many benefits to using extrusion blow molding as manufacturing for your project. The process is used to create containers, bottles, cases, toys, car parts, and many more items.
During the process, the plastic is melted. Once it is melted, it is shaped into a hollow tube, also known as a parison. This is accomplished by forcing the plastic through a die. The product is blow molded by blowing air into it to inflate the product. After cooling, the product is ejected from the mold.
Advantages of Extruded Blow Molding
There are different types of blow molding processes on the market today. Using extrusion blow molding provides many advantages that include a lower cost for the process. This is one of the reasons our customers choose extrusion blow molding over other types of processes.
However, there are other advantages. At Western Case, we can do short production runs using the extrusion process, we work with less expensive molds, can create different sizes of products, and have a high quality rate with precision.