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Micromolding

Written by Jill Morrison
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Micromolding is an injection molding method for producing miniature parts. Products may be so small, that they are barely visible. They may also weigh less than a gram, but still have a precise design.

Micromolding Qualities

Micromolding is commonly used in the fields of automotive, electronic, telecommunication, and medical. These fields need smaller parts as technology advances. Equipment continues to miniaturize, so parts must miniaturize as well.

Micromolding has many advantages over standard injection molding. For example, since micro machines are smaller and less expensive to make, the tooling will be lower in cost. Companies will also save money on materials because the products that are produced are smaller and need less material for their creation.

Miniature products can be made in many different shapes, colors, and materials. Plastic is a common choice of material because it is versatile, durable, and also low in cost. Products can be custom made or may be produced in high volume with machines.


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