What is an injection mold?
An injection mold is used to shape plastic(s) into an end product.
Molds have a hollow, a cavity. This is the counter-form, or negative, of the end product. The plastic is injected as a liquid into the injection mold and then cooled to a product that retains its shape. The product is ejected of the mold and cools down further. The product shrinks during this process until it reaches its final product shape with the correct dimensions. The result is a high-quality product made from plastic that meets the set requirements. A mold can be single or multiple. With a single-cavity injection mold, one product is produced per (injection) cycle. A multiple-cavity mold can be used to produce 2, 4, 8 or even 16 products at the same time. This increases the production output significantly.