Plastic’s versatility and affordability makes it a go-to choice for many manufacturing processes. Not all plastics, however, are created equal – and selecting the wrong type of plastic can result in poor product performance, increased production costs, and negative environmental impact.
In this guide, we will cover common types of plastics used in several manufacturing processes, taking a close look at their properties, characteristics, and other important information. This knowledge will help you make informed choices, leading to improved efficiency in terms of both cost and time – as well as increased overall success rates.
The focus here is predominantly on injection molding, although we will also briefly touch on plastics commonly used in 3D printing and CNC machining.