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Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding

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Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding

Fathom offers a variety of materials for injection molding, including amorphous plastics. By using the latest injection molding technology, Fathom offers its customers high-quality parts. We can meet the requirements of your time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision and short production run related job.

What is Amorphous Plastic / /

Amorphous plastics are some of the most used polymers in manufacturing. Amorphous plastics have good dimensional stability and excellent impact strength and are less likely to warp. Examples of amorphous plastics include polystyrene, polycarbonate, ABS and more.

Benefits of Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding / /

Amorphous plastic is ideal for injection molding applications. In their solid-state, most amorphous polymers are transparent, making them perfect for parts in the optical industry. Amorphous plastics can be used with solvents and adhesives. Plastics within this category are less susceptible to shrinkage.

Amorphous Vs. Crystalline Plastics? / /

Amorphous and crystalline plastics have distinct differences. Crystalline polymers have a specific structure, while amorphous plastics have no specific arrangement or pattern. The lack of pattern leads to amorphous plastics’ lower density and lower chemical resistance. Amorphous plastics are softer than crystalline polymers and easier to injection mold.

Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding Finishes / /

Following injection molding, the part transitions to the finishing stage. Finishes can add physical properties to a part or may change its appearance. Here are some of the finishes offered by Fathom.

SURFACE FINISH GUIDE TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Standard No Machine Mark Tool Marks Removed Low Cosmetic
SPI-C1 600 Stone Low Polish Parts
SPI-B1 600 Grit Paper Medium Polish Parts
SPI-A2 Grade #6 Diamond High Polish Parts
SPI-A1 Grade #3 Lens or Mirror
IM-1 Light Bead Blast Need 1 Degree Draft Angle
IM-2 Medium Bead Blast Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle
IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast Need 3 Degree Draft Angle

Injection Molding Machines Used by Fathom / /

In addition to injection molding, Fathom also offers hybridized services leveraging various kinds of 3D printing. Do you need injection molding for an upcoming project? Fathom can help. In a recent case study, Fathom delivered over 20,000 parts in 27 days, using 55+ tools, including multiple 3D printing services and injection molding:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer injection molding?

A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.

Q: What is injection molding?

A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. Molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure during injection molding. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: What is amorphous plastic?

A: Amorphous plastics have good dimensional stability, are less likely to warp and have excellent impact strength.

Q: Is plastic an amorphous material?

A: Yes, some plastics are amorphous.

Q: What are examples of amorphous polymers?

A: Amorphous polymers include polystyrene, polycarbonate and ABS.

Q: What is the difference between amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers?

A: Amorphous plastics do not follow a pattern or structure like semi-crystalline polymers. Amorphous plastics have lower density and less chemical resistance than semi-crystalline polymers.

How to Get Amorphous Plastics Injection Molding Quotes / /

Do you need an injection molding quote? Do you want to calculate costs for an upcoming project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast quote on any file.

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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
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ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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