Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Injection Molding
Injection molding is a commonly used production process for plastic products. In this technique, plastic material is melted and injected into the injection mold under high pressure. The liquid plastic takes the shape of the cavity in the mold. The product slowly cools until it is steady and solid. The product is then ejected and further assembly can take place if desired.
When producing a molded product, you face the choice for the type of plastic materials. With thousands of plastic materials on the market, this choice can be tricky at times. The plastic material must fit seamlessly with the application of your product and the environment in which you will use the product. Fleur Plastics gladly assists you in picking the right material. Are you looking for a plastic material that combines strength and rigidity with a beautiful glossy appearance? Then Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is the ideal plastic material for your end product.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene's Advantages
ABS is a versatile plastic that is used in various industries, such as consumer equipment or the automotive industry, mainly because of its electrical insulation and glossy appearance. It is a sturdy, impact-resistant plastic with low shrinkage and high dimensional stability. The material is not subject to water absorption. ABS is also extremely suitable for finishing operations such as painting or coating, welding and gluing.
Applications of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
ABS has a high rigidity, is impact resistant and tough. It is insulating and dimensionally stable, making this material very suitable for visible parts such as housings for devices and machines, street lighting and toys. In addition, ABS is also extremely suitable for cosmetic parts, toys, car bumpers, computer and telephone components.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Considerations
Are you considering choosing Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene? Then it is important to take the following factors into account:
- With thick-walled products, ABS can occasionally lead to sink marks;
- Injection molding with ABS may create flow seams. These are visible streaks on the appearance of the product, which are often undesirable;
- ABS has a low UV stability. If this is important, an alternative is ASA;
- ABS can crack (stress cracking) due to external pressures or influences.
ABS injection molding at Fleur Plastics
Are you looking for opportunities to improve your current product or to develop a new product? We offer you various services to achieve this. Thanks to our many years of experience, we have built up joint expertise with the entire Fleur Plastics team. The combination of our many years of experience and our advanced injection molding machines gives us the opportunity to accurately produce your ABS injection molded products.
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By continuously improving our processes, we have optimized our machines for non stop production. Our machines are able to produce ABS injection molded products up to 420 grams. In addition, we share our expertise through project management for many of our clients in the Netherlands. Need more information? We would like to get in touch with you! Let us know your questions through the form below.