Performance Plastics – Experts in Direct Gating TechnologyJune 30, 2021 | Blog, Design Engineering Capabilities Blogs, Engineering Capabilities Blogs, Materials Blogs
For decades, Performance Plastics has been delivering the highest quality custom plastic injection molding solutions in the industry for our customers. We take a highly specialized and consultative approach, working closely with our customers to develop the solutions needed to solve the most complicated issues.
Direct gating is a molding technique designed to drastically reduce the material waste associated with runner systems. This is critically important when working with sheer sensitive, expensive materials such as fluoropolymers (FEP, PFA, PVDF) and PEEK.
Direct gating is ideally suited for deep draw parts and/or small parts like medical components. The technique saves resin and typically cuts cycle time by up to 50%. In addition, it eliminates the need for downstream processing such as surface finishing or grinding. The part quality achieved by direct gating is in many cases improved over parts manufactured with a cold runner.
We work with design engineers to create better products. Direct gating is an advanced technique that increases value and provides advantages for new, innovative concepts. Our hybrid direct gate technology eliminates the runner waste associated with conventional molding, significantly reducing material use and per part cost. Polymers are injected directly into the part mold eliminating the need for runners.
Performance Plastics excels at intricate injection molded components needing some combination of high temperature, low surface adhesion, chemical and organic resistance in a package with complex geometries and/or tight tolerances.
For more information on how Performance Plastics can solve your tight tolerance molding challenges, please contact Rich Reed, VP Sales & Marketing at 513.321.8404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.