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Crystalline Plastics Injection Molding

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Crystalline Plastics Injection Molding

Fathom offers a wide range of materials for injection molding, including crystalline 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 project.

What is Crystalline Plastic / /

Crystalline plastics are known for their chemical resistance, high density, excellent strength and stiffness. Polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyetheretherketone are examples of crystalline plastics. Crystalline plastics are used for the manufacturing of aerospace, automotive, electrical parts and more.

Benefits of Crystalline Plastics Injection Molding / /

Crystalline polymers are commonly used in injection molding for multiple reasons. The dense structure of crystalline plastics provides them with outstanding strength, stiffness and chemical resistance. Crystalline plastics will only melt at high temperatures.

Crystalline Vs. Amorphous Plastics? / /

There are distinct differences between crystalline and amorphous plastics. Crystalline polymers have high density, whereas amorphous plastics have low density. Unlike crystalline plastics, amorphous plastics have poor chemical resistance. Crystalline polymers are translucent or opaque and amorphous plastics are transparent. Amorphous plastics are softer than crystalline polymers and are waterproof.

Crystalline Plastics Injection Molding Finishes / /

Following injection molding, the crystalline plastic part transitions to finishing. During finishing, the part’s appearance or physical properties may be enhanced. Fathom offers the following finishes.

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 / /

Fathom’s services include injection molding of crystalline polymers and hybridized services that leverage 3D printing of all kinds. Do you need injection molding or 3D printing as part of a more complex project? Partner with Fathom. In a recent case study, Fathom delivered over 20,000 parts in 27 days, using 55+ tools, including multiple 3D printing and injection molding services:

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.

Crystalline 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. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. 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 crystalline plastic?

A: Crystalline plastic is a category of polymers with a high melt temperature, excellent strength and stiffness, and better chemical resistance properties.

Q: How does crystallinity affect injection molding?

A: To manufacture crystalline plastics, a substantial amount of energy must be used to bring the material to the proper melting point and melt the material uniformly.

Q: What are crystalline and amorphous plastics?

A: Crystalline and amorphous plastics are both polymers. Crystalline polymers have a specific structure, whereas amorphous plastics have no arrangement or pattern. The lack of pattern causes amorphous polymers’ lower density and chemical resistance.

Q: Is PS crystalline or amorphous?

A: PS or polystyrene is an amorphous thermoplastic.

How to Get Crystalline Plastic Injection Molding Quotes / /

Do you need a quote on an injection molding job? Do you want to calculate costs for your design? 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
ITAR

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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