M-Wave International offers sourcing services for plastic products normally in connection with its electro-mechanical and electronic programs offered to smaller and midsize OEM’s. These customers often have needs for circuit boards, sub-assemblies, custom box builds or enclosures in which plastic parts are incorporated.
Standalone parts that may have lower-volumes or high-mixes may also be areas that we can help. A variety of manufacturing methods are available but our most frequent requests are centered in blow molding or injection processes. Generally, there is some element of higher labor requirements that make our China sourcing viable.
Injection molding is the process of making custom plastic parts by injecting molten plastic material into a metal mold. This mold contains a carving or imprint of the desired part. After the molten plastic is injected into the mold, the mold is cooled, the mold is split open and the solidified plastic part is ejected. The process is then repeated. Injection molding is a widely used process for making larger volume custom electronic plastic parts. M-Wave offers manufacturing capabilities in Asia in connection with its core assembly and box build activities. Our production partners utilize state of the art machinery and processes in their manufacturing methods.
Blow-molded parts can be made with plastics that provide either insulation or conductive properties. PE is the most widely used plastic in gas lines and cable insulation. Blow-molded PE parts provide strength and insulating properties while enabling shapes that make electrical systems work better. Blow-molded parts also keep water treatment facilities running smoothly. Plus, they protect wildlife from unintended contact with the utility systems.
The formation of a thermo-plastic tube (“parison’) involves extruding molten plastic into a tube that will be used to make the part.
Some of the products categories that lend themselves to blow molding in electronic assembly include the following:
We can discuss our Asian capabilities in conjunction with any assembly requirements you may have.