Plastic part manufacturing has advanced considerably over the last few years, with a range of materials, techniques, and customization previously unattainable even just a few years ago. New plastics with higher performance and more sophisticated equipment give designers more options to invent and implement new products. Aline components has the right materials, tools, and design expertise to turn your design into precision reality.
Injection Molding involves the use of thermoplastic material injected into a mold for rapid prototyping, testing, and large scale production. As the technology for injection molding evolves, the assortment of production materials continues to expand: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Nylon-PA, PBT, PET, Polycarbonate, Polyetherimide, Polyethylene, Polyethylene Sulfide - PPS, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Polystyrene, PPO, PVC, and Thermoplastic elastomers are all materials used in injection molding. Each one has been formulated to have specific material properties suitable for different applications, such as electrical resistance, melt flow index (MFI), or thermal conductivity, CTE. Aline components has a deep working knowledge of these advanced materials and can assist you in the right choice for your specific needs.
Tooling and mold making speed has improved through the use of CNC technology linked with CAD/CAM design processes. Rapid tooling permits the prototyping, testing, redesign, and large scale production of prototype and production tools, and the CAD/CAM process allows rapid and precise component design.
Hot Foil Stamping creates custom logos and other 2d images and text embedded in molds and other plastic parts, for decorative or informational purposes.