INJECTION MOLDING AND ITS BENEFITS

Injection molding is the shape manufacturing process by injection of materials into a mold. It involves melting of granular materials to become liquid and then injecting them into a mold material’s cavity. The materials are fed into the heat chamber, mixed and then injected to the cavity of mold material where it cools and harden to its configuration. Injection molding can occur without painting company being hired to paint the finished product.  But if you are in Colorado, and need to get professional painters to look into your house siding, Pro Painters Colorado Springs will happily give an estimate.

Plastic injecting molding is very precise and very accurate. They can fabricate any type of part of a plastic and produce precise products with accuracy estimated within 0.005 inches.

It is one of the most common technologies with long manufacturing runs. It is very fast depending on the complexity of the type of mold itself. The pass between cycle times is 15 to 30 seconds.

It require less supervision since all the process runs with self-gating automatic equipment’s hence the operation are automated. It require less labor cost as it comes already painted. It help save on the manufacturing cost and you are able to operate and control the production.

The injection molding is very flexible and resourceful.  It is easy to change the kind of material that will be produced and also the color of the product can be easily changed. They also benefit the environment and minimize waste. They produce that can be recycled after use.

The injection molding can produce high strength and quality products with smooth finished appearance. It has cool benefit of able to add components during processing while reducing density and enhancing the strength of the finished product. It is very ideal since it doesn’t need much to produce something that looks great.

The injection molding is able to multitask by processing two or more plastic at the same time. The machine also is cheaper compared to machining plastic. You can create large volume of plastic component at a minimal cost painting like plastic machining. It takes away the worry of using specific type of plastic. It makes also production fast and time saving.

The injection molds during process are subjected to extremely high pressure during molding process. Due to high pressure it is possible to add extra large amount of details into the design of the part. The designed shapes required can be manufactured easily.

 

Types of Decorative Moldings

A decorative molding is well known and can be defined as a given and a continuous projection that is used to enhance the look of a wall. In ancient Greece, they were first used to throw the water away from the wall. The contours, measurements, and projections of moldings vary significantly.

Frieze

One type of molding – the frieze (or frieze board) – was first used on the Parthenon at the Acropolis. The frieze is considered a part of the Greek architectural style.

The Parthenon was built for the goddess Athena. The frieze moldings that were used were meant to tell the story of her triumph over Poseidon in becoming the patron of the ancient city which is now Athens.

Today, frieze moldings are most common as a portion of a decorative molding that follows the neoclassical architecture or decorating style.

Crown molding often has a profile that projects out on the ceiling and down the wall, adding a luxurious appearance to a room. It is often used at the top of cabinets or built-in furniture.

Introducing this type of decorative molding to a relatively straightforward room provides a historical character that the room would not otherwise have. Crown molding is also used in combination with other moldings to add details to fireplace mantels and shelves.

Crown molding is a form of Cornice Molding. The term “cornice” describes molding installed along the top of a wall or above the window. When this treatment is made from multiple pieces of molding, it is called a “build-up cornice.” The other form of cornice molding is the Cove Molding.

Cove Molding

While crown is most at home in traditional settings, Cove moldings are equally comfortable in the country or even contemporary settings. You don’t see multi-piece assemblies of cove moldings. You can occasionally see it “beaded” at top and bottom for a little accent.

Chair Rail Molding

A chair rail is a decorative molding that divides a wall horizontally, usually about 32″ to 36″ above the floor. They protect the walls in areas where damage might occur from people getting up out of chairs.

For this reason, the more traditional chair rails will have a losing in the center, with curved and beveled surfaces that taper back to the wall above and below the nosing.

Today, chair rails remain an everyday detail in traditional interiors. They serve the decorating effect of unifying the various architectural features of a room, such as a door and a window trim, and fireplace surrounds.

Chair rail can also be used as a cap for wainscoting or other wood paneling. This decorative molding adds a feeling of detail and charm while achieving continuity in a room by unifying the various decorative elements.

Panel Molding

Panel molding, commonly called a picture frame molding, looks like a large empty frame and is often part of designs on walls of old Colonial and, Georgian, and Early American homes. The placement of this molding should be above the chair rail height and about 10 to 12 inches down from the ceiling.

When this decorative molding is painted in the same color as the surrounding walls, you achieve a sculptural quality to a wall, adding texture and shadows. If moldings are painted in contrasting colors, they can create a striking three-dimensional appearance, giving depth and dimension. This type of treatment is famous for staircases and entries.

Baseboard & Base Molding

Baseboard molding protects the bottom of the wall from wear and tears while hiding openings and other irregularities where the wall meets the floor. Base moldings give the floor line a higher profile and can be as elaborate or simple as you like.

Flexible Moldings

If you have a curved wall or arch, you can probably have a good craftsman create a curved molding for about three times the cost of a straight molding. Or, you can buy a flexible molding for about the same price as the straight one.